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Books, Scrolls and Ripples: In Search of an Audience through the Printed Works of Helen Douglas

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Received: 26 February 2020 / Accepted: 27 February 2020 / Published: 5 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Artists’ Books: Concept, Place, and a Quiet Revolution)
In this interview, artist and small press publisher Dr. Helen Douglas appraises the development of the artist’s book from its emergence in the 1950s and 1960s to seeking public recognition as a bone fide art form in the mid-1970s, through to the current global attention that it now attracts. Notions of the mass-produced and the handmade are questioned and examined in light of the freedom, cheapness and accessibility of digital technologies versus the time and labour of the artist in search of the haptic, intimate and conceptually complex experience. View Full-Text
Keywords: Helen Douglas; Weproductions; Deuchar Mill; artists’ books; book fairs; scrolls Helen Douglas; Weproductions; Deuchar Mill; artists’ books; book fairs; scrolls
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Taylor, C. Books, Scrolls and Ripples: In Search of an Audience through the Printed Works of Helen Douglas. Arts 2020, 9, 35.

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