With this episode of our Bookish Talk, it was the first time for us when we mixed up not only the time difference with the guest but even the date. That happened because Angaea Cuna is a book artist living in Hawaii.
Rebecca Padgham is an artist and bookmaker from the UK. Initially, we invited Rebecca after she posted in a bookish Facebook community a request for some advice concerning trimming books for a person with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder.
We are going to recap some of the bookish things we've seen during these past few weeks while Stepan was visiting Russia. Museums, books markets, ancient manuscripts, artists' books, and more!
After almost two years of separation, Pavel and Stepan, the hosts of iBookBinding's podcast, have finally met on the same turf. In the past few days, they have visited a multitude of museums in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg and decided to discuss some bookish objects they found there.
Earlier this year, Mark Cockram created an unusual exhibition space for books at his studio that is only 76x34x18.5 cm in size. Since that moment he has had several exhibitions there. And that's exactly what we are going to discuss during this Bookish Talk!
Kaija Rantakari is a poet, bookbinder, and book artist from Helsinki (Finland). In this episode of the iBookBinding's Podcast, we discuss her artist's books. And try to find that line when an object isn't a book anymore. Is there a line of that sort, anyway?
We talk to Kalin Daskalov - Stopan - a bookbinder from Bulgaria who tries to create the modern style of Bulgarian bindings from scratch. His works are heavily influenced by the folk art of the country. But you can also see his personal style.
When you start out in bookbinding, you usually use blank white paper. Your first, second, and maybe even your third book are all empty pages waiting to be filled. Now be honest with me: how many of you have ever actually written anything in those books?
My recent visit to the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) in Bucharest, Romania, had made me muse on what exactly the book is as a medium. There are purists who would tell you that codex (with some basic alterations) is the only valid format. In the modern world of electronic media, this view seems to me a bit narrow. Even more, if you consider the long and diverse history of the book, you will see that codex may be a prominent format today, but it is only a small part of all of the invented book formats. Continue reading →