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  1. Three Star Books is a Paris-based producer of artist books and editions. They work closely with artists to produce finely crafted ‘books’ in the loosest sense of the term. A firmly contemporary take on the tradition of the Parisian livre d’artiste.
via imgltd Three Star Books is a Paris-based producer of artist books and editions. They work closely with artists to produce finely crafted ‘books’ in the loosest sense of the term. A firmly contemporary take on the tradition of the Parisian livre d’artiste.
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    Three Star Books is a Paris-based producer of artist books and editions. They work closely with artists to produce finely crafted ‘books’ in the loosest sense of the term. A firmly contemporary take on the tradition of the Parisian livre d’artiste.

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  2. A few new books available from our online shop including the second edition of Self-Reliance Library by Temporary Services A few new books available from our online shop including the second edition of Self-Reliance Library by Temporary Services
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    A few new books available from our online shop including the second edition of Self-Reliance Library by Temporary Services

  3. A wonderful exhibition of early works by Stephen Willats, including early issues of Control (pictured above) currently on view at Raven Row
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Control. Stephen Willats. Work 1962–6923 January to 30 March 2014

This is the first survey of work by Stephen Willats from the sixties. Willats (born and lives in London) was introduced to art as a teenage gallery assistant in 1958 and by 1962 was producing advanced artwork. He embraced the transdiscipli­n­arity of the time, juggling the roles of social scientist, engineer, designer and artist, and developed an art about social interaction, using models derived from cybernetics, the hybrid post-war science of communication.
As well as the clothing and furniture made in 1965 when he briefly described himself as a ‘conceptual designer’, Willats’ earliest sculptural series of ‘Manual Variables’ is haptic and interactive. These will be shown alongside early issues of Control, the still-operating magazine he founded in the same period. Its title is a provocation, invoking the cybernetic idea that people can take control of their environments, thereby deflecting the controls of a dominant hierarchy.
In 1968 Willats made an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art Oxford in which he presented constructions involving movement and light – some wall-mounted, others large-scale environments – that were informed by his interest in contemporary theories: about probability and prediction, behavioural science, subliminal advertising, and colour in relation to motivation and learning. The display of these at Raven Row will be based on the darkened maze in which they were installed at Oxford, where they were proposed as experimental stimuli for ‘states of consciousness’.
Willats’ works on paper from this period elegantly combine cybernetic modelling, architectural graphics and constructivist geometries, and are consistent with his practice of today. However, he abandoned his dynamic constructions at the end of the sixties in pursuit of an art of social interaction beyond gallery and art object, for which he became well-known. This exhibition reconvenes this earlier work for the first time.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated publication, with texts by Antony Hudek, Emily Pethick, Christabel Stewart and Andrew Wilson. It is curated by Alex Sainsbury.

A wonderful exhibition of early works by Stephen Willats, including early issues of Control (pictured above) currently on view at Raven Row
via Raven Row

Control. Stephen Willats. Work 1962–6923 January to 30 March 2014

This is the first survey of work by Stephen Willats from the sixties. Willats (born and lives in London) was introduced to art as a teenage gallery assistant in 1958 and by 1962 was producing advanced artwork. He embraced the transdiscipli­n­arity of the time, juggling the roles of social scientist, engineer, designer and artist, and developed an art about social interaction, using models derived from cybernetics, the hybrid post-war science of communication.
As well as the clothing and furniture made in 1965 when he briefly described himself as a ‘conceptual designer’, Willats’ earliest sculptural series of ‘Manual Variables’ is haptic and interactive. These will be shown alongside early issues of Control, the still-operating magazine he founded in the same period. Its title is a provocation, invoking the cybernetic idea that people can take control of their environments, thereby deflecting the controls of a dominant hierarchy.
In 1968 Willats made an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art Oxford in which he presented constructions involving movement and light – some wall-mounted, others large-scale environments – that were informed by his interest in contemporary theories: about probability and prediction, behavioural science, subliminal advertising, and colour in relation to motivation and learning. The display of these at Raven Row will be based on the darkened maze in which they were installed at Oxford, where they were proposed as experimental stimuli for ‘states of consciousness’.
Willats’ works on paper from this period elegantly combine cybernetic modelling, architectural graphics and constructivist geometries, and are consistent with his practice of today. However, he abandoned his dynamic constructions at the end of the sixties in pursuit of an art of social interaction beyond gallery and art object, for which he became well-known. This exhibition reconvenes this earlier work for the first time.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated publication, with texts by Antony Hudek, Emily Pethick, Christabel Stewart and Andrew Wilson. It is curated by Alex Sainsbury.
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    A wonderful exhibition of early works by Stephen Willats, including early issues of Control (pictured above) currently on view at Raven Row

    via Raven Row

    This is the first survey of work by Stephen Willats from the sixties. Willats (born and lives in London) was introduced to art as a teenage gallery assistant in 1958 and by 1962 was producing advanced artwork. He embraced the transdiscipli­n­arity of the time, juggling the roles of social scientist, engineer, designer and artist, and developed an art about social interaction, using models derived from cybernetics, the hybrid post-war science of communication.

    As well as the clothing and furniture made in 1965 when he briefly described himself as a ‘conceptual designer’, Willats’ earliest sculptural series of ‘Manual Variables’ is haptic and interactive. These will be shown alongside early issues of Control, the still-operating magazine he founded in the same period. Its title is a provocation, invoking the cybernetic idea that people can take control of their environments, thereby deflecting the controls of a dominant hierarchy.

    In 1968 Willats made an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art Oxford in which he presented constructions involving movement and light – some wall-mounted, others large-scale environments – that were informed by his interest in contemporary theories: about probability and prediction, behavioural science, subliminal advertising, and colour in relation to motivation and learning. The display of these at Raven Row will be based on the darkened maze in which they were installed at Oxford, where they were proposed as experimental stimuli for ‘states of consciousness’.

    Willats’ works on paper from this period elegantly combine cybernetic modelling, architectural graphics and constructivist geometries, and are consistent with his practice of today. However, he abandoned his dynamic constructions at the end of the sixties in pursuit of an art of social interaction beyond gallery and art object, for which he became well-known. This exhibition reconvenes this earlier work for the first time.

    The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated publication, with texts by Antony Hudek, Emily Pethick, Christabel Stewart and Andrew Wilson. It is curated by Alex Sainsbury.

  4. Tonight! Occasional Papers launches a facsimile reprint of Robert Fillou’s Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts at the Whitechapel Gallery.
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Please join us at the launch of our facsimile edition of artist Robert Filliou’s essential primer Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts, first published in 1970. We’ll be screening some of Filliou’s video works, followed by a discussion with artist Richard Demarco and Antony Hudek.
Thursday 13 March, 7pm Whitechapel Gallery Tickets £8.50 / £6.50 Book online at www.whitechapel.org Tonight! Occasional Papers launches a facsimile reprint of Robert Fillou’s Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts at the Whitechapel Gallery.
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Please join us at the launch of our facsimile edition of artist Robert Filliou’s essential primer Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts, first published in 1970. We’ll be screening some of Filliou’s video works, followed by a discussion with artist Richard Demarco and Antony Hudek.
Thursday 13 March, 7pm Whitechapel Gallery Tickets £8.50 / £6.50 Book online at www.whitechapel.org
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    Tonight! Occasional Papers launches a facsimile reprint of Robert Fillou’s Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts at the Whitechapel Gallery.

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    Please join us at the launch of our facsimile edition of artist Robert Filliou’s essential primer Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts, first published in 1970. We’ll be screening some of Filliou’s video works, followed by a discussion with artist Richard Demarco and Antony Hudek.

    Thursday 13 March, 7pm
    Whitechapel Gallery
    Tickets £8.50 / £6.50
    Book online at www.whitechapel.org

  5. Fish Island via @londonbookarts on Instagram Fish Island via @londonbookarts on Instagram
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  6. New workshops added: LCBA on Eventbrite
New items in our shop: LCBA Online Shop New workshops added: LCBA on Eventbrite
New items in our shop: LCBA Online Shop
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    New workshops added: LCBA on Eventbrite

    New items in our shop: LCBA Online Shop

  7. A new edition from Booksfromthefuture - including a contribution from Dante Carlos on the making of Art & Leisure and Art & Leisure, produced by LCBA in 2013.
Thought Experiments in Graphic Design EducationEditors: Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees Design: Ponto
Thought Experiments in Graphic Design Education documents an international mix of experimental, reflexive and speculative projects made by students, educators and practitioners who continue to question how and why graphic design is studied and practiced.

Contributors: Bart de Baets, Stuart Bailey, Delphine Bedel, Victor Boullet, Lionel Bovier, Dante Carlos, James Corazzo, Daniel Eatock, Bianca Elzenbaumer, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Fabio Franz, John Hammersley, Harrisson, Ken Hollings, Brockett Horne, Scott King, Ken Kirton, Jono Lewarne, Alexander Lis, Yvan Martinez, Armand Mevis, Rens Muis, Silas Munro, Sebastian Pataki, Stuart Price, Darren Raven, Alexander Shoukas, Rebecca Stephany, Jon Sueda, Joshua Trees, and many more. A new edition from Booksfromthefuture - including a contribution from Dante Carlos on the making of Art & Leisure and Art & Leisure, produced by LCBA in 2013.
Thought Experiments in Graphic Design EducationEditors: Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees Design: Ponto
Thought Experiments in Graphic Design Education documents an international mix of experimental, reflexive and speculative projects made by students, educators and practitioners who continue to question how and why graphic design is studied and practiced.

Contributors: Bart de Baets, Stuart Bailey, Delphine Bedel, Victor Boullet, Lionel Bovier, Dante Carlos, James Corazzo, Daniel Eatock, Bianca Elzenbaumer, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Fabio Franz, John Hammersley, Harrisson, Ken Hollings, Brockett Horne, Scott King, Ken Kirton, Jono Lewarne, Alexander Lis, Yvan Martinez, Armand Mevis, Rens Muis, Silas Munro, Sebastian Pataki, Stuart Price, Darren Raven, Alexander Shoukas, Rebecca Stephany, Jon Sueda, Joshua Trees, and many more.
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    A new edition from Booksfromthefuture - including a contribution from Dante Carlos on the making of Art & Leisure and Art & Leisure, produced by LCBA in 2013.

    Thought Experiments in Graphic Design Education
    Editors: Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees
    Design: Ponto

    Thought Experiments in Graphic Design Education documents an international mix of experimental, reflexive and speculative projects made by students, educators and practitioners who continue to question how and why graphic design is studied and practiced.

    Contributors: Bart de Baets, Stuart Bailey, Delphine Bedel, Victor Boullet, Lionel Bovier, Dante Carlos, James Corazzo, Daniel Eatock, Bianca Elzenbaumer, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Fabio Franz, John Hammersley, Harrisson, Ken Hollings, Brockett Horne, Scott King, Ken Kirton, Jono Lewarne, Alexander Lis, Yvan Martinez, Armand Mevis, Rens Muis, Silas Munro, Sebastian Pataki, Stuart Price, Darren Raven, Alexander Shoukas, Rebecca Stephany, Jon Sueda, Joshua Trees, and many more.

  8. Allen RuppersbergFOR COLLECTORS ONLY (everyone is a collector)
Everything is About to HappenAn ongoing archive of artists’ books selected by Gregorio MagnaniFriday 14 March 2014
greengrassi with Corvi-Mora will present Everything is About to Happen, an ongoing archive of circa 300 artists’ books. Books by: AND Publishing and Åbäke, Kasper Andreasen, bilsterZine, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Mariana Castillo Deball, Michael Dean, Arnaud Desjardin, Paul Elliman, Karl Holmqvist, La Bibliothèque Fantastique, Louis Lüthi, Sara MacKillop, Jurgen Maelfeyt, Dan Mitchell, Sophie Nys, Simon Popper, Preston is my Paris, Alessandro Roma, John Russell, Izet Sheshivari, Erik Steinbrecher, Triin Tamm, Erik van der Weijde, Jean-Michel Wicker.




















Allen RuppersbergFOR COLLECTORS ONLY (everyone is a collector)
Everything is About to HappenAn ongoing archive of artists’ books selected by Gregorio MagnaniFriday 14 March 2014
greengrassi with Corvi-Mora will present Everything is About to Happen, an ongoing archive of circa 300 artists’ books. Books by: AND Publishing and Åbäke, Kasper Andreasen, bilsterZine, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Mariana Castillo Deball, Michael Dean, Arnaud Desjardin, Paul Elliman, Karl Holmqvist, La Bibliothèque Fantastique, Louis Lüthi, Sara MacKillop, Jurgen Maelfeyt, Dan Mitchell, Sophie Nys, Simon Popper, Preston is my Paris, Alessandro Roma, John Russell, Izet Sheshivari, Erik Steinbrecher, Triin Tamm, Erik van der Weijde, Jean-Michel Wicker.
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    Allen Ruppersberg
    FOR COLLECTORS ONLY (everyone is a collector)

    Everything is About to Happen
    An ongoing archive of artists’ books selected by Gregorio Magnani
    Friday 14 March 2014

    greengrassi with Corvi-Mora will present Everything is About to Happen, an ongoing archive of circa 300 artists’ books. Books by: AND Publishing and Åbäke, Kasper Andreasen, bilsterZine, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Mariana Castillo Deball, Michael Dean, Arnaud Desjardin, Paul Elliman, Karl Holmqvist, La Bibliothèque Fantastique, Louis Lüthi, Sara MacKillop, Jurgen Maelfeyt, Dan Mitchell, Sophie Nys, Simon Popper, Preston is my Paris, Alessandro Roma, John Russell, Izet Sheshivari, Erik Steinbrecher, Triin Tamm, Erik van der Weijde, Jean-Michel Wicker.

  9. We’ve updated our online shop with new items including books on bookbinding, books about book arts, artist books, prints, tools, and materials.

    Everything in our shop is carefully selected and all proceeds from the shop go towards supporting LCBA’s mission.

    You can always visit the LCBA shop Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11am–6pm.

    Read more from our March newsletter

  10. Muriel Cooper and Ron MacNeil, Messages and Means course poster, designed and printed at the Visible Language Workshop, MIT, c. 1974
Messages and Means: Mureil Cooper at MITFebruary 25 – March 28, 2014 Arthur Ross Architecture GalleryColumbia University Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pmwww.arthurrossarchitecturegallery.org 
http://messagesandmeans.com/Muriel Cooper worked across four decades at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in overlapping roles as a graphic designer, teacher, and researcher. Spanning the transition from print, to early explorations of digital typography, to fully evolved information environments, Cooper’s tenure at MIT maps onto one of the most dynamic periods of the school’s technical, conceptual and theoretical development. As the first Design Director of the MIT Press, Cooper established a comprehensive publishing program and designed books like The Bauhaus (1969) and Learning from Las Vegas (1972). As co-founder of the Visible Language Workshop, she taught experimental printing, tested large-format Polaroid photography, and integrated video systems in MIT’s Department of Architecture. And at the MIT Media Lab, she developed some of the earliest computer interfaces and educated a generation of designers. Throughout, her approach remained consistent: creating tools and systems for rapid feedback, dissolving boundaries between design and production, and restlessly seeking out new problems.There is still no magic way — but we propose to keep working at it.

    Muriel Cooper and Ron MacNeil, Messages and Means course poster, designed and printed at the Visible Language Workshop, MIT, c. 1974

    Messages and Means: Mureil Cooper at MIT
    February 25 – March 28, 2014
    Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery
    Columbia University
    Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm
    www.arthurrossarchitecturegallery.org

    http://messagesandmeans.com/

    Muriel Cooper worked across four decades at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in overlapping roles as a graphic designer, teacher, and researcher. Spanning the transition from print, to early explorations of digital typography, to fully evolved information environments, Cooper’s tenure at MIT maps onto one of the most dynamic periods of the school’s technical, conceptual and theoretical development.

    As the first Design Director of the MIT Press, Cooper established a comprehensive publishing program and designed books like The Bauhaus (1969) and Learning from Las Vegas (1972). As co-founder of the Visible Language Workshop, she taught experimental printing, tested large-format Polaroid photography, and integrated video systems in MIT’s Department of Architecture.

    And at the MIT Media Lab, she developed some of the earliest computer interfaces and educated a generation of designers. Throughout, her approach remained consistent: creating tools and systems for rapid feedback, dissolving boundaries between design and production, and restlessly seeking out new problems.

    There is still no magic way — but we propose to keep working at it.