The Library of Lost Books

Posted: July 9, 2012 by Mo Crow in good books, It's Crow Time
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I make books so sometimes I am given very old books to do something with, this is the most recent “The Reliques of Father Prout” published in 1836
I had been wondering what to do with it and discovered The Library of Lost Books
They are open for membership so I joined on the weekend & just received the link to their members only website.
Looking forward to the arrival in the post of one these fabulous membership cards!
designed and made by Loren Loren Russel-Ahern a student of Visual Communication at at the University of Wolverhampton
40 book artists from around the world were selected to work with the old lost books & the members website follows each of their journeys in great detail. The care taken with the opening of the parcels & the individual explorations & interpretations of each old volume is fabulous.
If you love books please join and help to support this project!
Comments
  1. dinahmow says:

    I wandered over here from…somewhere. Maybe I’d been chasing crows. Perhaps Carol (barnacle goose) mentioned you.Anyway, I’ve bookmarked you and today I find this lovely link to the Lost Books. So I have joined the Duchamp section.Thank you.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Thanks for dropping in Diane it’s such a fascinating project, I joined the Duchamp section too I need one of those very desirable looking membership cards!

  2. Susan Kruse says:

    Hello Mo! Thank you very much for posting something about our project here, we really appreciate the support. Our dream is to take the Lost Library and exhibit it at other venues, so maybe a trip to Australia working with some Australian artists….?
    The artists we sent the books to had no idea which one they would receive. In the same way we are sending out membership cards from a selection designed and handmade for us by students and professional designers/artists.
    All I will say is that your Library membership card will be different to this one and was designed by Jessica Glaser, Senior Lecturer at Wolverhampton University….

  3. Fascinating….though I will not be joining in, I’m sending you this interesting piece of book history:
    Making books is fun! (to watch)

    • Mo Crow says:

      Thanks for this link Michele, fascinating to remember that printing was done with lead type for every page of every book and every newspaper for so long! The digital age and being able to print one or one hundred books or CDs from home on demand is so liberating and fun too!

  4. Carol says:

    Thanks for the link, Mo, and I joined too, also the Duchamp membership, like you and Di. It seems like a lovely project.

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