Vol. 1 No. 1 (2012)
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Openings: Studies in Book Art


Openings: Studies in Book Art is the new journal of the College Book Art Association (CBAA). This peer-reviewed journal provides a forum to examine the book as a work of art and to understand the broader context in which book art is situated, ranging from related fields in the visual arts to the practices of collecting libraries. With an especial focus on pedagogy in the book art field, CBAA brings together book artists, scholars, and students to foster teaching, scholarship, and artistic practice.

This first issue includes an analysis of a work by a well-known book artist,
an exploration of electronic media and how they expand the idea of the book, an inquiry into the symbolism of pictorial depictions of the library, and a structural exposition of the bibliographic, linguistic, and narrative coding of a complex work of fiction.