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TALK & BOOK LAUNCH | SOME NOTES ON BOOKS AND PRINTING – A6 BOOKS, LONDON CENTRE FOR BOOK ARTS

Saturday 30 March 2019, 13:00 to 13:30

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | A conversation to trouble conventional assumptions of 'obsolescence' and provoke a relationship to history that is unfettered from the demands of 'progress'.

Some Notes on Books and Printing presents a facsimile of Charles Jacobi's 1892 edition alongside new texts, hosting a conversation between contemporary publishers, printers and bookbinders from the London Centre for Book Arts, to discuss some of the themes of Jacobi's book and how they are of contemporary relevance.

Some Notes on Books and Printing is the first title published by Temporal Drag, an imprint of A6 BOOKS. Our conversation will therefore touch on the aims of this new imprint, which republishes old texts (on book and print culture) to consider the potential of engaging with ‘obsolete’ practices in the here and now.

 

A6 BOOKS is a project by the London Centre for Book Arts. The aim is to help promote and distribute books, zines and publications by emerging artists. With a simple criteria (work must be A6 size [105x148mm]) and a rolling, inclusive and open submission process, we hope to create a new way for artists to reach their readers.


Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE 2019) is a biennial festival featuring the work of bookmakers and small presses from around the world. With more than 100 makers taking part, and prices starting from just a few pounds, there will be something for everyone. Presented by Arnolfini, with Sarah Bodman (Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England) and Tom Sowden (Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University).

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