Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's the Book Arts!

a new occasional Thursday feature highlighting the work of Mrs.5000 and possibly friends, if they're so inclined.

"Romeo and Juliet"
Linda Welch, exact date not known

1 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 1 5/8"
Constructed Book and Box.
From Multi-Volume "Shakespeare" Series

We actually laid down plastic and stone cold bought us some art last week.

We had actually seen and admired the little jewels of Linda Welch's Shakespeare series before.  We pulled out the wallet that time too, something we don't do very often at all, but got a collage painting instead of a Shakespeare play.

Our decision to go with Romeo and Juliet, when The Tempest and Titus Andronicus among several others were available, was based heavily on the awesomeness of its cover box.

So, the book slides out of its box....

But, although the entire text of each play is used, it must be admitted that these are not the best editions for actually reading the plays per se.

If you are in the City of Roses, Linda Welch's books and small pieces are currently on display at 23Sandy -- you can probably figure out at what intersection to find this gallery.  Here's a partial show catalog.  The Shakespeare books are a steal at $45.  (If you happen to be the blog Shakespearean, be advised that Cymbeline is not available.  I talked to her about it.)

Remember, no matter how good artist's books look, they are not intended for human consumption!


Jennifer said...

What? No Cymbeline? I'll bet somebody snatched it up immediately. How about The Two Noble Kinsmen?

Elaine said...

I thought you were a vegetarian!

UnwiseOwl said...

POL: "What do you eat, my Lord?"
HAM: "Words, words, words"