concertina books qca exhibition 2017

concertina books

Robert Filliou
(1926 – 1987 France)

Livre-etalon / Standard-book
(1982)
Robert Filliou spells his name with three Ls – ‘Fillliou’ on cover.
‘all literature – past, present and future – can be objectively evaluated at last, thanks to Livre-etalon / Standard-book, which alone ensures the faultless measurement and impartial assessment of printed matter(s)’.
English and French titles and text. Pages simply contain the numbers 2 – 19, one to a page for both the English and French versions. Concertina format 4 x 4 cm (closed). Edition of 1000. Dieter Roth (ed.) 1982. Photographer Carl Warner.
Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925 The Bahamas – 2006 Scotland)

A Boatyard
(1969)
Twelve drawings of boats, eleven of which are name for:
A Boat, for Messrs Tait, Morgan and Garioch – Scottish Zulu
A Boat, for Ian Hamilton – Naggar
A Boat, for Derek Stanford – Ramsgate Tosher
A Boat, for Bob Cobbing – Barking Fish-Carrier
A Boat, for Stuart Montgomery – Swim Header
A Boat, for Arnold Wesker – Kofschip
A Boat, for George MacBeth – Schokker
A Boat, for Edward Lucie-Smith – Sharpie
A Boat, for A Alvarez – Bomb Ketch
A Boat, for Cavan McCarthy – Rye Cod Smack
A Boat, for Ian Hamilton Finlay- Shrimper
Printed in black on dark green/blue card one on each fold of the concertina format. 12.7 x 10.4 cm closed. The Wild Hawthorn Press, Scotland, 1969. Photographer Carl Warner.
Ref:
Murray, Graeme 1990, Ian Hamilton Finlay & The Wild Hawthorn Press, 1958-1990, Graeme Murray, Edinburgh. p. 5.
Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Richard Long
United Kingdom

A Walk Past Standing Stones (1980)
Small book containing title and 9-part b/w photographic leporello printed single side. Standing stones passed by the artist on a walk in Cornwall in 1978.
A day’s walk past the standing stones of Penwith Peninsula:
The Pipers ! & 2
Kerris
Tresvennack
Drift
The Blind Fiddler
Boscawen-Un
Boswens
Beersheba
10 x 6.5 cm. Edition probably between 500 and 700. Coracle Press. Photographer Carl Warner.
Ref:
Cutts, S, Horn,E & Janssen, J 1997,The Space of the Page: Sequence, Contiunity & Material, The Centre for the Study of Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 1997. (No 14).
Lailach, M 2005, Printed Matter. Die Sammlung Marzona in der Kunstbibliothek The Marzona Collection at the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, p. 139.
Moeglin-Delcroix, A 1979, Esthétique du livre d’artiste, Bibliothèque nationale de France, p. 229, illustrated.
Wey, Deborah and Weitman, Wendy 2006, Eye on Europe : prints, books, and multiples / 1960 to now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. p. 95 (illus.)
Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Ulrika Stoltz
Germany
(Ulrika Stoltz and Uta Schneider (Usus) are Keynote speakers at ABBE 2017.)

Talisman (1999)
Those things, which end up in handbags, pockets, glove boxes, drawers, on bookshelves and on mantelpieces, and which we hang onto but can rarely explain why, except we can’t let them go. They are talisman(s). The text verso is a magic spell against thieves. Concertina format, 5 x 3 cm. Edition 6/30. Signed and numbered. Published by the artist. Photographer Carl Warner.
Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions