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The Book of The's : Deconstructed Books.

Tony Eastman - Deconstructed Books

Extract taken from The University of England online 'Book Arts'. Page 33 & 34.                                                                 Sarah Bodman is a lecturer at UWE and organises regular online artist's Book Arts publications. 

The Book of The’s. A book where all the ‘the’ and ‘the’s’ have been selected, highlighted and modified with acrylic and collage. Sometimes an unheated studio can be an incentive to work in a warmer space and explore a new subject. Tony chose to work with discarded books. It gave him an opportunity to work with text, collage, colour and critically the chance to create images as spontaneously as possible. This body of work is quite fragile especially when exhibited in public galleries. Tony decided that an original way to show them to the public would be to make them into prints which later led to the development of short films. He employed the actor Kim Hicks to read the random text for three books and Leo Fehrenbach to compose sound for one of the films. Six books have been made into short films. They last from 5 minutes to 10 minutes.

These eight images are pages from The Book of The's.


Extract above taken from: 

Page 33