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ALICE'S CURRENT and UPCOMING EXHIBITS, SHOWS, WORKSHOPS

 

TUNNEL BOOK WORKSOP
Delaware Valley Chapter, Guild of Bookworkers.

When: Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 10 a.b. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust ST. Philadelphia PA
Cost: $100 for members, plus $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor

 

For details and sign-up, see the PDF form»

 

Contemporary Book Arts

Saint Anselm College, NH, January 20 - March 16, 2016


Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair

Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 9:30am to 6pm.

St. Vincent Ferrer parochial school on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 65th Street

 

Alice's work at Abcedarian Galleryin Denver

 

Alice interviewed by

Steve Miller, Univ. of Alabama »

 

Alice at Vamp and Tramp booksellers

 

Delaware valley Chapter, GBW site »

 

Alice on the New Yorker Book Bench blog

New Yorker

 

Ongoing:

Central Booking »

New York, NY

 

"Show and Bestow" page »

 

Show & Bestow

 

Alice Austin is a Philadelphia printmaker and book artist.
She has worked as a book conservator since 1999 at the Library Company of Philadelphia, the first library in the U.S., founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin.
She is on the faculty at the University of the Arts, teaching book structures, and also teaches workshops at the Center for Book Arts, NYC, and other locations. She earned a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art, now the University of the Arts, and has been an active member of the Guild of Book Workers since 1998.
She has been awarded several artist residencies in Europe and Japan, some of which involve teaching and exhibiting. Her work is widely held in museums, private, public and special collections worldwide.

Her art work is also featured in the books 500 Handmade Books, Magic Books and Paper Toys, 1000 Artists' Books and Making Handmade Books. Her artist books have been reviewed in Fine Books magazine and on-line in the New Yorker magazine's Book Bench blog.


UPCOMING:

 

IRELAND WORKSHOP - 2016

At the Ballinglen Arts Foundation

BUILDING BOOKS & IMAGERY WITH ALICE AUSTIN

SEPTEMBER 2 to 10, 2016

Join Alice for a weeklong book arts workshopo on the wild west coast of Ireland!

Details available here »»

 

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All skill levels welcome - no bookbinding experience necessary.

 

Registration begins on 1st January 2016, first come, first serve basis.

For more information, and to sign up, click here »»

Workshop Facebook page »


TUNNEL BOOK WORKSOP
Delaware Valley Chapter, Guild of Bookworkers

When: Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 10 a.b. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust ST. Philadelphia PA
Cost: $100 for members, plus $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor

 

For details and sign-up, see the PDF form»

 

The tunnel book sets a stage by enticing the viewer to look through expanding layers or scenes. The series of layers, or panels, are connected by two concertinas on opposite sides. The method of attaching panels varies and we will discuss the different options. We will also construct a cover to attach to our book. Materials will be provided for the books but students have the option to bring postcards, drawings, prints, photographs or other collage material that they would like to cut up and incorporate in their books. When thinking about subject matter - think about a progression of horizontal images. The panels are cut in different ways to allow a view to the solid back panel. The size of the tunnel book will be 5.5 inches high by 7 inches wide and there can be eight panels total. Bring some decorated paper or your favorite book cloth for the book cover if you like. There will be a few colors of book cloth available.

 

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Alice exhibiting at the

Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair

Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 9:30am to 6pm.

St. Vincent Ferrer parochial school on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 65th Street

 


 



Alice's talk at the Library of Congress - video

 

 

And the link:

http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6834

 

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Alice Austin lecture
At the Library of Congress
June 11, 2015

Sculptural Books: Book Structures from the Medieval to the Modern
Austin discussed her exploration of different book structures, both historic and modern. Her unique books satisfy a curiosity of book binding history while her editions celebrate pattern and color.

 


Residency at Awagami Paper in Japan

August, 2015

Alice traveled to the Awagami Paper Factory in Japan in July-August 2015 as a Resident Artist to explore Japanese paper-making and indigo dyeing methods.

 


 


 

 

See my newest book about pie!

 

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Ballinglen fellowship - 2014

Alice was awarded a fellowship to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland in September - October, 2014.

 

 

 


Alice interview

Alice interviewed on Isseylingo.com» in chinese and english.


 

Girdle Book workshop

Photo gallery from the GBW Girdle Book Workshop with Renate Mesmer at the Folger Shakespeare Library in August 2014

 

 

Venice fellowship

Alice spent November, 2013 in Venice, Italy as a recipient of an Emily Harvey Foundation fellowship. Below are photos and videos from her stay in Venice.

 


Map books inspired by Venice

I started with the idea that maps are not too useful in Venice. Using a substrate of US nautical maps, I printed, drew and painted maps of Venice and then folded the long maps in a manner to convey the feeling of wandering and being lost. I included a grid map of Philadelphia, abstracted, to contrast with the meandering streets of Venice. The maps are sewn into a folded cover of handmade paper.

See more photos »

 

 


Snapshots from Venice

Etching at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica


The Rome Project in Denver

Maps: From the Local to the Global

Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver, March – August 2013

http://library.du.edu/site/headline/MapsFromLocaltoGlobal.php

The Rome Project (Upper Level)

This exhibit features a compilation of works from Alice Austin, a Philadelphia printmaker and book artist. The famous Nolli map of Rome inspired her detailed and creative interpretation. What is the Nolli Map? – It is an ichnographic plan of Rome from 1736 surveys of Giambattisa Nolli, an Italian architect. Nolli used the survey to engrave 12 copper plates into an elaborate and comprehensive ground plan, commonly recognized as building footprints, of Rome, Italy.


Collaborative paper making in Austria

Paper making at the Hobl+Sohn paper works in Steyrermuhl, Austria in September, 2012 during Alice's stay as the Resident Artist withARThaus4.

 

Flexagons in history

An interesting blog post about flexagons from the Center for Book Arts - who knew that flexagons were "discovered", and noted physicist Richard Feynman was involved?

Alice will be teaching Four Fantastic Folds about flexagons at the Center for Book arts in New York, June 15, 2013.

The CBA Blog post »


Rome Maps

Inspired by the 1748 Giambattista Nolli plan of Rome, these two books consist of prints, sketches and notes from Alice's residency at the American Academy in Rome, ink cover on natural vellum cover.

See the blog entry for the Rome Project »

 

 

 


Venice Tunnel books

“Venice Studio View” and "Ca d'Oro" are tunnel books inspired by the feel of Venice, a city built on water, full of narrow canals and tight spaces. The light play on buildings and water is evoked by using etchings, one for the background, and one cut to make two other layers. Linoleum prints, based on the pattern of an iron window grill, make the foreground and sides. The tunnel book is housed in a handmade paste paper covered box with a magnetic closure.

Edition of six.

 

Nolli Ca' d' Oro Studio view


Nolli book

"Nolli," an exploration of the textural layers of Rome, by Alice Austin and Jon Snyder, was inspired by the Giambattista Nolli map of Rome, 1748. The book was folded from one sheet of paper which was printed offset lithography in six colors, which required six runs through the Heidelberg Kors press, at the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Nolli

 

See the blog entry for the Rome Project »

 

 

 

Visiting Artist

ARTHaus4, Gmunden, Austria

September, 2012

 

 

 


Struttura e Contunento

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice Italy, October, 2011

Photos of the books in the show»

 

Video of the Venice opening »


Patmos workshop, 2010


Show and Bestow page»

With links to the Oberlin College online exhibit of the show.

 

 

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