Birth of a book/ I'm back!

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted anything. All sorts of family/life/work/springtime events have made me quite busy but I have a long list of things I want to share here so stay tuned for more consistent posts!
In the meantime, it's no secret I like books. I've posted many book-related things on here before. But I just saw this video and thought it was a lovely reminder of how exactly books are made. It's easy to forget how much work goes into making a single object (when it's made by hand).

Brian Dettmer

I just saw that Brian Dettmer is showing some new works at Packer Schopf Gallery. Being into books, words, maps, etc., I've been a fan of most of his work that I've seen. But after awhile, it can start to look similar. I was excited to see the new series he's done with paperbacks and text. Here are some photos from the show, including some pieces that are more reminiscent of his older works. These are pretty small but the images on the gallery website are larger.

Your House- Olafur Eliasson

your house by olafur eliasson
a commission by the library council of the museum of modern art...'your house' is a limited-edition artist's book with a laser-cut negative impression of his house in copenhagen. each of the 454 pages is individually cut and corresponds to 2.2 cm of the actual house. as readers leaf through the pages, they slowly make their way through the rooms of the house from front to back, thus constructing a mental and physical narrative.

via of paper and things