29 April 2016

Friday Inspiration




Everyone Their Own Projector / William Kentridge*

Kentridge plays with the palimpsest and with overlaying; he outlines hidden affinities. He superimposes pages torn from dictionaries, encyclopedias, cookbooks or science manuals, mixing up their languages; he crosses out, erases, covers images with Indian ink, blending different forms of knowledge, perception, and transmission. He engages in his own dialogue with images borrowed from art history through projections, retakes and bifurcations. Each image becomes a possibility, a path of exploration; each drawing, though independent, is part of a system of constant revision and referral in the sketched artistic self-portrait that the title of the book seems to suggest.

*I was recently lucky enough to acquire a copy of this limited edition book...
Artist book (orginals include ink and brush drawings and collages on books pages)
112 pages, facsimile edition of 1500 published in 2008 by Editions Captures, Valence France

22 April 2016

Friday Inspiration

{above and below} Le Corbusier: Architect of Books by Catherine de Smet, Lars Muller Publishers (2005)

Over his 5 decade career, Le Corbusier pioneered modern architecture and urban planning in the 20th century. But le Corbusier also worked as a book designer and author who meticulously designed and published over 40 books in his lifetime. He utilized print and publications to outline how he envisioned modern architecture in theory and reality.

15 April 2016

Friday Inspiration...

(Found in my wanderings) 19th century museum chromo lithographs of 14th century illuminated manuscripts

11 April 2016

Wanderlust...

Currently in the studio and thinking about Florence and Paris and London and...