"Books often aren’t recognized as art in the same way that paintings or sculpture are. But they should be...", says fine-art book printer Peter Koch of Berkeley. And the 2011 Codex Conference being held at Berkeley this weekend showcases why books should be recognized as art. With more than 180 book artists, private presses, college and university book art centers and departments exhibiting at their book arts fair, they are certainly demonstrating how book is art and art is book. Combining that with panel discussions and symposiums, this is the place to be for 2011. So get those airline tickets and get outa the snow and into the sunny climate of California and hit this book fair. For more information on vendors, etc., go to www.codex.foundation.org/bookfair.html and click here to read more about why the book as art is becoming an accepted medium in our culture ...
Maryann J. Riker, owner of JUSTARIP Press is a mixed-media artist who delights in designing and creating artist's books and creating collaborative book art projects as well as viewing other book artists' work. She definitely enjoys the process!