Title: List of Illustrations
Publisher: The Billionth Press, London
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: Limited Edition.
Black cloth, illustration mounted to boards, unlettered spine; 4to; approx. pp. 40, poems and illustrations throughout, including tipped-on material, demonstrating a variety of paper specimens and printing techniques. Number 90 from a limited edition of 201 copies, signed by the artist and stamped with the completion date. Boards bumped and scuffed. Internally clean. A scarce artist's book. David Blamey was born in London in 1961. He studied at the Royal College of Art where he graduated in 1985. During the early 1990s he showed at the Nigel Greenwood Gallery in London and established the independent publishing imprint Open Editions as a vehicle for collaborations between artists, writers and academics from a variety of parallel and interconnecting fields. During this period he curated the international touring exhibitions Work & Turnand Looking At Words: Reading Pictures, surveys of artists' publishing that traced the development of the form from the 1970s to the present day. Since the late 90s he has shown at a number of galleries run by artists' collectives Arthur R. Rose in London, Glass Box in Paris and Four in Dublin as well as exhibiting at established venues such as Zachéta National Gallery, Warsaw and Arcadia University Art Gallery, Philadelphia. For over twenty years he has regularly travelled and carried out research in India "the most real place on earth" and in 2006 he was awarded the Arts Council of England's Prayog International Artist Fellowship and was a guest contributor to the Experimenta 2007 festival in Bangalore and Mumbai. His two edited cultural studies books are, Here, There, Elsewhere: Dialogues On Location and Mobility (2002) and Living Pictures: Perspectives On The Film Poster In India (2005), both published by Open Editions. He is the founder and director of the critical forum programme in the School of Communication at the RCA and has written in other critical contexts, most recently forDesign and Art (2007), an anthology of writing about the historical interconnections between art and design, edited by Alex Coles and published by the Whitechapel and MIT Press. Bookseller Inventory # D11660
Synopsis: It is widely assumed that everyone is ?interdisciplinary? nowadays, that everyone works at the intersections of conventional disciplines. But if being flexible, multiskilled and polymathic are the prerequisites of survival in today?s world, why do educators and art marketeers tend to maintain conditions that advocate and encourage specialist outcomes? The aim of this new anthology in the Occasional Table series is to critically reflect upon the role of specialism in art and society. Why do some seek to transcend the parameters of specialization, and others maintain that deep levels of achievement can only be attained with highly focused methods and forms?
Edited by David Blamey, Specialism includes texts by Matthew Cornford, Neil Cummings, Dan Fox, Anouchka Grose, Mingyuan Hu, Stephen Knott, Frances Loeffler, Nina Power, Rick Poynor, Alistair Rider, Andrew Robinson, Irit Rogoff and Ruth Sonderegger, Chris Watson, Jon Wozencroft and Ian Whittlesea.
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