Book-Object-Art

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Cleaver, P. 2014. Book-Object-Art. Ketchum, 35-41 Folgate Street London E1 6BX 25 Sep - 14 Nov 2014
Title of workBook-Object-Art
CreatorsCleaver, P.
ContributorsCleaver, P., Cleaver, P., Cleaver, P. and Cleaver, P.
Description

Nine solo exhibitions, over 100 artefacts made and a published hardback book documenting work.
Book Object Art is the culmination of decades of experimentation, reconstruction and intrigue; challenging the accepted, traditional notion of a "book" and discovering something entirely unique. Cataloguing over one-hundred of Prof. Phil Cleaver's creations, Book Object Art not only showcases dedication, but a priceless collection of scattered, archaic objects, its imagery spanning from childhood figurines to busts of dictators and folded Bible pages.
"Though universally prized and respected as emblems of culture, books are, everywhere, found abandoned and unread. Finds of such books and of evocative ephemera, collected over many years of visiting vintage bookshops
and flea markets, are at home in a Cabinet of Curiosities, an apt prototype for Book-Object-Art.
Living with these treasures, they seem, as in love, related, and, over time, a premonition of meaning in their being shown together persists, compelling a preoccupation with presentation that brings collage to mind, a natural choice for display that also obliges a temperament for setting type as in one who may imagine Book-Object-Art."

Output mediaBook Object Art, 320 pages, published hardback book
LanguageEnglish
First publicly available date
Print25 Sep 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Jan 2020
Exhibition titleBook-Object-Art
Additional information

Book Object Art by Phil Cleaver (2019), Publisher: Impress, ISBN: 9781912930920

Web address (URL)https://philcleaver.com/the-exhibitions.html
ISBN
Hardcover978-1-912930-92-0
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