Excavating Artefact Books: The Theory Behind the Art

By Jen Smith.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Not all books can be translated to other media--artefact books use their physical form as well as their content to convey meaning.

Keywords: Artists’ Books, Artefact / Artifact Books, Reading, Genre Definition, Critical Theory

International Journal of the Book, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.55-60. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 794.359KB).

Jen Smith

Jen Smith graduated with a B.A. (magna) in English and Philosophy from Linfield College, Oregon, U.S.A., and an M.A. (honours) in Literature and Publishing from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has edited newspapers, magazines, and books and is now working on a Ph.D. at NUI, Galway. She is interested in artefact books, a particular type of artists' book works that use both text and substance--paper and ink in the broadest sense--to realise their meaning(s).

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