The New Alexandrian Library Book Collection - New additions from Susanna Lakner (Germany), TICTAC (Gemany) and Suus in Mokem (Netherlands)

One of these days some VERY important collector who wants to save all the books sent to me is going to knock on my door and say - we are burying beautiful and important works for generations to come to find. We WANT your collection. What will I say???? I would be HUGELY loathe to part with all these beautiful books. Let me give you some new examples, and you'll see what I mean.  From Susanna Lakner - Playing it Safe in Public Places.

This is an original work from Susanna - the thinnest of transfer work over aged book pages.

Non-narrative works are very interesting to me - access to the content of the book is generally embedded in the title.  In the above image a pretty sinister masked portrait  is juxtaposed with the back view of a crowd.  One can generate meaning privately by making connections between the images - and isn't the book the perfect private place? Even in public, one can escape to the sanctity and quietness of your own mind.

Many thanks Susanna - a beautifully crafted work.

From TICTAC (Germany) - Another fabulous book - untitled and uncolophoned! I know there is no such word - well - there is - I've just used it... And the cover APPEARS upside down - but I know there is NEVER any miscalculation to the way TICTAC places her images and combines her material. I've titled the book "Where?" - am I close P??

Lovely locution - where/will//when I close my eyes (will) my dreams go. Great metaphorical weight to that statement.  I have this phrase "Look through me to you" - somehow I get that feeling in this book.

It feels like time is running out.

"Perils are people

less for much

exemplifies menace

could again banish

to cross the need".

Another beautifully crafted work - as always - thanks for trading with me - o the joys....

A fun double fold accordion book from Suus (Netherlands) - I don't know it its the lost book, or the new one?

Its a complex fold accordion book with many opening permutations. With as many questions - and questioning statements - one of my favorites - a circle has no exit - something like this book! 

Suus writes that she went on a course to learn how to make PRECISE boekies - MAN! I give those kind of courses - but NEVER follow my own advice - make your OWN books Suus - although neat beginnings - they're the best foundation - thank you for sending this little treasure - its going straight from this blog into the library XXX 

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Comment by Claire (aka Cleo) on August 31, 2012 at 7:38pm

btw Cheryl, I've forgotten the deadline for this - sometime in Oct.? Please lmk - thanks!

Comment by cheryl penn on August 31, 2012 at 6:06pm

My official view on overdue books is - Send ALREADY!!! - EASY :-)) X

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 31, 2012 at 5:26pm

Cheryl, Yves seems to have had an identity crisis this week. It came to light he has no I-DK Kard that identifies him officially as a Trashpo-et.


DKult NY has agreed to send him Trashpo ID. I could send him an old library card with his Trashpo credentials. What is your overdue book policy?

Comment by cheryl penn on August 31, 2012 at 5:08pm

Yves is INSISTING on a membership card - what can I do??? I agree - I'll make and send one to members of the library - don't you think I have enough to do?? :-) XX

Comment by yves maraux on August 29, 2012 at 7:19pm

may i suggest a nalb autorship membercard

Comment by Carina on August 28, 2012 at 9:27am

Very nice boekies!

Comment by cheryl penn on August 27, 2012 at 9:18pm

Where - good question. I have just taken out an old favorite to read again - The existential Imagination - I see it in her eyes :-). Thanks De Villo - I went to interview a guy once who owned the biggest collection of artists books in South Africa - I'm hoping this library will surpass his.  The worst part - I was not allowed to touch - NOT ONE BOOK!!! Can you imagine?

Comment by Ptrzia (TICTAC) on August 27, 2012 at 8:38pm

thanks Cheryl! 

where..indeed... Where is a journey, where seems  to be always some"where"  else :-)

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 26, 2012 at 8:48am

As ever, great new additions to your library CPSA.

Comment by cheryl penn on August 26, 2012 at 7:34am

Thanks gals for dropping by :-) - I am starting to document all the work for the catalogue - MAN! Its a great collection!!! XX



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