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dc.contributor.authorDaly, Tim*
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-10T15:08:25Z
dc.date.available2018-05-10T15:08:25Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-11
dc.identifier.citationDaly, T. (2018). Book handling as a research method. The Blue Notebook: Journal for artists' books, 12(2), 54-61.
dc.identifier.issn1751-1721
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/621122
dc.description.abstractHow do we conceptualise touch? Unlike most visual art, touch is a fundamental aspect of interacting with artists’ books and without such a physical interaction with the artefact it is impossible to fully make sense of it. Despite this, there is no obvious syntax for us to report our experiences of handling an artists’ publication. Without handling a book, entire swathes of intertextual nuances could be missed - the deliberate material choices of the artist and the reader’s own rich experiential past never get the chance to make meaning. It can be argued that handling books provides a type of tacit knowledge that is unavailable from viewing alone. Developing a framework for reporting this haptic experience applying notions from material culture (for touch) and from literary theory (for intertextuality) together into a discourse to enrich and enhance our understanding of artists’ book works.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherImpact Press Publications
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/blue-notebook/
dc.subjectArtists' books
dc.subjectpractice as research
dc.subjecthaptic feedback
dc.subjecttouch
dc.subjectintertextuality
dc.subjectpublishing
dc.titleBook handling as a research method
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.eissn1751-1720
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalThe Blue Notebook: Journal for artists' books
dc.internal.reviewer-notePublished version, emailed author for AM 2-5-18. GMen
dc.date.accepted2018-03-08
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Chesteren
rioxxterms.identifier.projectQR Grant, Daly, 2015/16en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-04-11
html.description.abstractHow do we conceptualise touch? Unlike most visual art, touch is a fundamental aspect of interacting with artists’ books and without such a physical interaction with the artefact it is impossible to fully make sense of it. Despite this, there is no obvious syntax for us to report our experiences of handling an artists’ publication. Without handling a book, entire swathes of intertextual nuances could be missed - the deliberate material choices of the artist and the reader’s own rich experiential past never get the chance to make meaning. It can be argued that handling books provides a type of tacit knowledge that is unavailable from viewing alone. Developing a framework for reporting this haptic experience applying notions from material culture (for touch) and from literary theory (for intertextuality) together into a discourse to enrich and enhance our understanding of artists’ book works.


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