Vol. 2 No. 1 (2016)
Academic/Scholarly Articles

Textual Activity in the Artist's Book

Caren Florance
University of Canberra Australian National University
Openings: Studies in Book Art

Published 2016-05-17


Textual activity, then, can be the sense of an author’s words moving through time and physical space. It can also be applied in a more practical sense. Paul Eggert, my old professor, and an eminent bibliographer in his own right, writes about text as a fluid entity that can be traced and tracked through various incarnations but which can also be ‘concretised’ in an object (work) that becomes crucial to its future presentations (2009: 198).