Based at the University of the West of England, Bristol, the book arts forms a small part of the Centre for Fine Print Research, where the research focus is on the production and investigation of the physical artefact, primarily predicated in print.
The book arts area includes Tom Sowden and Sarah Bodman as researchers exploring many aspects of contemporary artists’ publishing from creative processes such as laser cutting, to critical assessments of the subject. We also publish reference materials on artists’ books and a free book arts newsletter online. The research projects that we run investigating the artist’s book have one thing in common that is important to us as artists and researchers – that all of our findings are disseminated freely and are accessible to a wide audience.
This talk covered some of the research projects, and information on how artists can benefit from our projects.