Shandy Hall has just released the sumptuous catalogue for their 2011 exhibition “The Emblem of my Work” designed to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Sterne’s marbled page, which Sterne described as ‘the motly emblem of my work’, 169 artists and writers were invited to design the Emblem of their own work.
Finally, this box of delights has been concocted where the identity of each Emblem-maker can be discovered in the booklet provided. The catalogue is limited to 225 copies of which only 55 are available (170 copies are reserved for the participating artists and writers).
If you would like to reserve a copy, please contact the Curator at Shandy Hall.
The catalogue has been produced for the Laurence Sterne Trust by Colin Sackett.
Each contains an original, miniature marbled page by Payhembury Marbled Papers.
I’m proud to be included in this catalogue alongside such luminary colleagues as Tom Phillips, John Baldessari, Jen Bervin, Christian Bok, Helen Hajnoczky, Eric Zboya, Lemony Snicket and Eugen Gomringer…
For the last two years I have posted my “most engaging books” list (2011’s list, 2010’s list) with a selection of what i considered the most fascinating / useful / generative books of the year. Seek out these volumes, every one will reward the search (and your local, independent, bookstore can help…). This is the cream of the crop for 2012:
Jaap Blonk Traces of Speech / Sprachspuren. (Berlin: Hybriden-Verlag.)
Amaranth Borsuk. Handiwork. (New York: Slope.)
Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse. Between Page and Screen. (Los Angeles: Siglio.)
Sophie Calle. The Address Book. (Los Angeles: Siglio.)
Natalie Czech. I have nothing to say. Only to show.(Leipzig: Spector Books)
Johanna Drucker. Druckworks: 40 years of Books and Projects. (Chicago: Columbia College)
Craig Dworkin, Simon Morris and Nick Thurston. Do or DIY. (York: information as material.)
Emma Healey. Begin with the End in Mind. (Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring.)
Dennis Lee. testament. (Toronto: House of Anansi.)
Edouard Leve. Autoportrait. trans. Lorin Stein (London: Dalkey Archive Press.)
Silvio Lorusso and Sebastian Schmieg. 56 Broken Kindle Screens. (print on demand.)
Jena Osman. Public Figures. (Middletown: Wesleyan UP)
Tom Phillips. A Humument. 5th edition (London: Thames and Hudson.)
Nicola Simpson, ed. Notes from the Cosmic Typewriter: The Life and Work of Dom Sylvester Houédard. (London: Occasional Papers)
Barrie Tullett. A Poem to Phillip Glass. 2nd edition. (York: The Caseroom Press.)