The book is an object, a form and a medium. Its history is the history of civilisation: gathered written records have been made for thousands of years in many shapes by many cultures. Books are essential to the knowledge practices of almost all disciplines and fields. As a subject for study and as a meeting point between disciplines, books are unparalleled. I have studied and published in the field of history of the book, and I have worked and trained in the publishing industry. Book arts and word and image studies in an expanded field have long been of interest to me: I have made artists’ books and exhibitions about the book and the letterform, and I have also taught book arts in several contexts.

History of the Book + Book Arts + Publishing

The Spirit and The Letter and The Evil Eye

The Spirit and The Letter and The Evil Eye, Bath Festivals Trust ‘WellSpring’ (with Lyne Lapointe, 1994)   Bookbinding, marbled paper, letterforms, the printed word, eye-hand coordination, amulets,¬†craftsmanship, inkhorns and more all came under scrutiny in this site-specific
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Introduction & Index

Introduction & Index, silkscreened translucent banners and artists’ bookwork (1994): Printed Matter (New York); Artexte@MACM (Montreal); Bath Public Library (UK); Ridington Room, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), C Magazine (Toronto)   A meditation on censorship and the power
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