It's not only e-books that are electron-rich. Books are jam-packed with electrons, too! Plus, books can be cute, intriguing, glamorous … we could go on … and they have inspired lots of artists.
Here are some images for your delectation from a book by Barry Nemett, a local artist and Chair of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
We have just added the book to our collection:
Barry Nemett: paintings, poems, & passages. Bloomington, IN : Authorhouse, 2009.
And we have a lot more book art — here are examples of additional titles you might wish to check out:
Bibliomancy: an exhibition of holograms, by Susan Gamble and Michael Wenyon. Boston, Mass. : Boston Athenaeum, c1998.
John Latham: time-base and the universe. Southampton : John Hansard Gallery, c2006.
Reading women. Stefan Bollmann; foreword by Karen Joy Fowler; translated by Christine Shuttleworth. London; New York: Merrell, 2006.
The other book: the book as image and object in art. Sally Alatalo and Karen Reimer, Gerry Sue Burdette … [et al.] [Cleveland, Ohio] : Cleveland State University Art Gallery, .
Stella Waitzkin, selected work 1973-1983: Everson Museum of Art, March 25-May 29. Syracuse, N.Y.: The Museum, [1983?].