Diagrammatic Writing is a poetic demonstration of the capacity of format to produce meaning. The articulation of the codex, as a space of semantically generative relations, has rarely (if ever) been subject to so highly focused and detailed a study. The text and graphical presentation are fully integrated, co-dependent, and mutually self-reflexive. This small book work should be of interest to writers, bibliographers, designers, conceptual artists, and anyone interested in the meta-language of diagrammatic thought in graphic form.
5 ½ x 8 ½ in. / 32 pp / Text only
Retail Price: $18.00
THE GHOST OF WEAVING
A Meditation on Patterns
Freek Lomme, Benjamin Critton & Josh Plough (Eds.)
The Ghost of Weaving explores the visual poetry that is released within the woven patterns’ ambivalence between fixation by rule and the dynamics of life, and on the fracture of materialistic realism and the limits of the power that we hold in our hands. The project and final book asks, “As productive mastery is channelled through ever more abstract processes, digital tools, and semi-finished particles, have we begun to lose touch with the fundamentals of the pattern produced?” With this delightfully creative and multi- dimensional artist book, sectioned into multiple books and Chinese foldouts, we take a step back into the mastery of patterns in craft. We will balance this by looking back into the history of ideas involving patterns as visual motives to culture, and dive into our experiences of them. Contributing artists and designers are Elisa van Joolen, Esther Stocker, Hansje van Halem, Tracy Widdess, Har Sanders, Koen Taselaar, Maria Hedlund, Sigrid Calon, and Timon van de Hijden.
7 ¾ x 10 ½ in. / 32 pp / Full b&w and color
Retail Price: $29.95