Tuesday, April 15, 2008

By: Carrie Hulce

I was looking through one of the many magazines that my wonderful mother-in-law shares with me when I came upon a very interesting article.

The article was actually about Books as a form of art. Which as many of you know with the numerous pages we all have written that writing, is an art, it is the art of bringing to life the imaginations of many, putting down our thoughts, our stories, new worlds, so much more. But, what about books that don’t have pages that you can actually read. As of today, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England is opening a new exhibit called “Blood on Paper: The Art of the Book”.

This particular exhibit will not only show case pieces by several early masters such as Joseph Beuys and Henri Mattise, but also some very well known contemporary artists as well like Anthony Caro and Anish Kapoor.

The books will be on display from April 15 through June 29, for those of us that can’t hop on the nearest plane and jet off to London, you can view some of the books via the wonderful web. Just to You will be whisked away to London and see the all new exhibit.

The site gives information about each of the pieces in the show. The pictures are astounding.

If you are interested in reading the article, it can be found in April 2008 issue of Town & Country. The article is called “Look Books” written by Anthony Gardner. Unfortunately, you will not find the article on their website, I have looked. I was hoping that for those of you who would rather save a few trees by reading the online version of a magazine like I do, I could give you a site to check out the full article, but unfortunately, I did not find it on Town & Country’s website. I do apologize for that.

Happy Writing Everyone!!!


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