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The Book as Art

Lecture on Monday 1st April 2019 at 1:45PM

Lecturer: Dominic Riley
Venue: Larruperz Centre

This lecture illustrates the potential of the book as a three dimensional object, from pop-ups, hidden fore-edge paintings, peep-show books, to books with hidden compartments and intriguing surprises. Whatever the reason for the creation of these unusual books, playfulness and humour is always a guiding principle. Dominic will show work from his favourite book artists, including examples of experimental book structures he has collected and some he has made himself as part of his interest in this creative genre. Seen together they represent over two hundred years of questioning the notion of ‘what is a book?’

Dominic Riley is a bookbinder, artist and teacher. He has worked at the V&A, and for various binderies in London, New York and San Francisco. His binding work is mostly the restoration of antiquarian books and Design Bindings.
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