The Open Book Project book is a 248-page book with a special dust jacket and laser cut book cover. The book features a catalog of work from the Open Book Exhibition, images of and a brief introduction to the Open Book Workshop, and eight essays about "the book". Essays include:
|Denise Gonzales Crisp||"Listening to Books"|
|Phil Jones||"The Book as a Tunnel"|
|Bonnie Mak and |
|"Book Unbound: An Exploration of the Material Forms of the Codex and E-book"|
|Johanna Drucker||"What Is The Cult Future of the Book?"|
|Tony White||"The (R)evolutionary Artist Book"|
|Penelope Umbrico||"Our New Library: The Use of Books in Consumer Media"|
|Danielle Aubert||"File Sharing: Reading the Index in Rosalind Krauss and Wim Crouwel"|
|Emily McVarish||"Facing Pages: The Art and Design of Experimental Books"|
Co-organized by Leslie Atzmon and Ryan Molloy, The Open Book Project is a venture that includes an exhibition, a workshop, a journal special issue and a book. Loosely defining the book as an object that organizes or arranges written, verbal, or visual content into sections—such as pages, chapters, or signatures—The Open Book Project seeks to encourage exploration of the unconventional forms “books” might take, to challenge notions of what books can be, and to promote further discussion about the culture, legacy and future of books.
The Open Book Project book will be available for purchase via PayPal. The book is available with two options of a limited edition of laser cut covers (either matte white acrylic or book board) or without the laser cut cover.