Recent Press

Poets & Writers, December/November 2012
The Center for Book and Paper Arts was included in a special section on independent publishing in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers. The article, “The Medium is the Message, The Print-Digital Divide and the Books of Tomorrow,” included quotes from our director Steve Woodall and an outline of our new print-digital NEA-funded publishing initiative Electronic Artists’ Books with a detailed mention of our recent book Four Monologues by Aram Saroyan. Here is a short entry:

“Nostalgia for the form aside, Woodall points out that one of the strong advantages physical books have over digital is that we can be assured of being able to access them in twenty years or two hundred years, despite the prevailing technology of the day (…) But for an organization dedicated to the paper arts, the CBPA is certainly accepting of the advantages of the digital realm as well as the impact the possibilities of new media might have on the form of the book. The center is currently working on a research project, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, exploring the dialogue between physical books and their “digital avatars.” The first phase, in which artist’s books are created as physical objects and then reengineered for an app platform is already underway.” (Poets & Writers, page 87)

Other initiatives mentioned include Jaded Ibis press and the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography.

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Newcity, November 2012
Druckworks: 40 Years of Books and Projects was recently reviewed by Newcity. Calling the exhibition “rigorous and unabridged” critic Monica Weston situated Johanna Drucker’s artistic output among her many other accomplishments as “an artist and scholar deeply engaging with the current aporias and future incarnations of the book as form.”

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The Book Art Blog
Our recent alum and recent studio resident Maggie Puckett was interviewed on the Book Art Blog about her “interest in sustainable Earth sciences and fiber arts.” This post includes fantastic images and insights.

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