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The Resource The book as instrument : Stéphane Mallarmé, the artist's book, and the transformation of print culture, Anna Sigrídur Arnar

The book as instrument : Stéphane Mallarmé, the artist's book, and the transformation of print culture, Anna Sigrídur Arnar

Label
The book as instrument : Stéphane Mallarmé, the artist's book, and the transformation of print culture
Title
The book as instrument
Title remainder
Stéphane Mallarmé, the artist's book, and the transformation of print culture
Statement of responsibility
Anna Sigrídur Arnar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Stephane Mallarme (1842-98) was a French Symbolist poet, theorist, and teacher whose ideas and legendary salons set the stage for twentieth-century experimentation in poetry, music, theater, and art. A canonical figure in the legacy of modernism, Mallarme was also a lifelong champion of the book as both a literary endeavor and a carefully crafted material object
  • In The Book as Instrument, Anna Sigridur Arnar explores how this object functioned for Mallarme and his artistic circle, arguing that the book became a strategic site for encouraging a modern public to actively partake in the creative act, an idea that informed later twentieth-century developments such as conceptual and performance art. Arnar demonstrates that Mallarme was invested in creating radically empowering reading experiences and the diverse modalities he proposed for both reading and looking anticipate interactive media prevalent in today's culture. In describing the world of books, visual culture, and mass media of the late nineteenth century, Arnar touches upon an array of themes that continue to preoccupy us in our own moment, including speculations on the future of the book. Enhanced by gorgeous illustrations, The Book as Instrument is sure to fascinate anyone interested in the ever-vibrant experiments that shape the multisensory pleasures of reading. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arnar, Anna Sigrídur
Dewey number
700.9/034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7433.3
LC item number
.A72 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mallarmé, Stéphane
  • Artists' books
  • Books and reading
  • Book design
  • France
Label
The book as instrument : Stéphane Mallarmé, the artist's book, and the transformation of print culture, Anna Sigrídur Arnar
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223901738840
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining the book -- Reading Mallarmé -- The heroic legacy of the book -- Forging the livre de peintre -- From illustration to original print -- The livre de peintre and independent publishing -- Reading and designing the book -- Paradigms of reading -- Designing the livre moderne in the international context: un coup de dés, art nouveau, and nascent mass media -- Transformations of the book -- Design and mathematical patterns in le livre -- The afterlife of the book
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 395 p.
Isbn
9780226027012
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)542321837
Label
The book as instrument : Stéphane Mallarmé, the artist's book, and the transformation of print culture, Anna Sigrídur Arnar
Publication
Bar code
31223901738840
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining the book -- Reading Mallarmé -- The heroic legacy of the book -- Forging the livre de peintre -- From illustration to original print -- The livre de peintre and independent publishing -- Reading and designing the book -- Paradigms of reading -- Designing the livre moderne in the international context: un coup de dés, art nouveau, and nascent mass media -- Transformations of the book -- Design and mathematical patterns in le livre -- The afterlife of the book
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 395 p.
Isbn
9780226027012
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)542321837

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