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Spencer Wilson

in Huddersfield

My Life In Books: A Reader's Journey

PRESENTED ON FEB 06, 2015
IN HUDDERSFIELD @ VOL 12

Spencer Wilson takes on an autobiographical journey through his life in books.

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Washed Books

BY ANJA KIRKEBY
IN AALBORG

Anja Kirkeby explains the topic of her presentation (in Danish): "I use books as the material in my present work and process them in different ways. I have washed 70 books in my washing machine on different programmes in order to see how paper, binding, soap, spindry and other factors influence the sculptures. I took them out of the machine and dried them exactly the way they came out. Now I know a lot more about the effect of washing in a machine, about the difference between a sculpture and a lump of papier-maché and what soap and fabric softener does to the colour of the items. The proces emphasized discussions on: what is art (and what is not), is changing a book blasphemy or transformation from one artform to another, and is a book only a book when it is readable? By exhibiting my books I have experienced what happens when we meet the unexpected on our way through everyday life, and the necessity of being provoked to see and grasp the ordinary in surprising new ways."

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Bookshelf forever

BY BENJAMIN REVERDY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

Benjamin Reverdy is interested in books, this beautiful objects, specialy the art of book covers. He loves them, collects them. And now, he has undertaken an inventory of the readers of his tram line, creating a kind of literary map of the city. (in French)

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The Subversive Duck

BY ANNETTE WILLIAMS
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Librarian Annette Williams reveals the subversive duck, lurking in a children's book near you!

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Bridges and Books

BY PATRICK MCBRIARTY
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Patrick McBriarty shares his passion for bridges, and how he turned his attention to writing books on the topic.

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Talking Books

BY ROSIE
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Bookbinder Rosie talks about how the how the human urge to record information led to writing and then to invention of books. How they were improved - and then stayed the same for 1000s of years...because they are perfect!

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Making Kids' Books

BY LISA JAHN-CLOUGH
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

Lisa Jahn-Clough is an author and illustrator of over twenty books for children and young adults. She shares with us her path to becoming an illustrator of Children's books, including a look at her process and inspirations.

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Swiss Art Books; Inspiration on a Page

BY MIRJAM ROMBACH
@ TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2015, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 19, 2015

Speaker Mirjam Rombach draws from her career as an independent publishing to discuss the feild. Hailing from switzerland, the art, architecture, and design provide plentiful content for publications and artistic books.

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Hidden Books

BY GAIL BORROW
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 09, 2016

Explore the Arch (Gail Borrow & Vladimir Miller) is a magical journey about a collection of books smuggled from Russia. The accompaniment of Vladimir and his flute taking us deeper into the unknown story... 

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Books and Buildings

BY FELICITY BRISTOW
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

Felicity Bristow talks to us about her love for drawing, architecture and books.