ATG Quirkies: Collecting blooks: books that aren’t books at all

 About Blooks: Discovering the book as Object is an obvious labor of love, not to mention a fascinating blog that will delight book lovers. Authored by Mindell Dubansky, Head of the Sherman Fairchild Center for Book Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, About Blooks  “is devoted to the subject of BLOOKS, objects made in the emulation of books, either by hand or commercial manufacture.”  Chock full of interesting facts and fun photos, About Blooks shows why the book arts and the use of the book in works of art is alive and well!

(For more info on Ms. Dubansky and her passion for blooks check out this New York Times piece: Collecting Books That Are Just Covers.)

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books  for providing ATG’s daily quirkies.)

 

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