_El libro en abismo.
relaciones y transferencias entre imagen y dispositivo en el libro de artista
[the book in abyss
relationship and transfers between image and device in the artist's book]
This book reflects on the concept of the book in abyss through a collection of more than one hundred publications and artist's books, which in turn provide different approaches to the book as a support and vehicle for artistic practice.
_ the origin
The study is an adaptation of the PhD thesis of the same title, presented at the University of Vigo in January 2017, by María José Prada Rodríguez and supervised by Dr. Anne Heyvaert and Dr. Alberto Ruiz de Samaniego. María was awarded Cum Laude in her thesis and has international recognition. Her research is an approximation to the visual, structural and conceptual resources that help establish relationships between the image, its frame and its receptor space, around the artist's book. The book was published in 2018 with funding from the dx5 research group and DARDO, the funding agency of the Xunta de Galicia, under the Regional Department of Culture, Education and University Planning’s Grants Program for Consolidating and Structuring Competitive Research Units, Modality: Competitive Reference Groups.
(.) I have previously said that a book is a sequence of pages. (…) books were supposed to be texts, printed texts, but the specific first poets (…) forever destroyed the illusion and evidenced, especially those that had eyes and wanted to see, that the printed language is space.
Ulysses Carrión, “Works-book revisited” in Juan Agius (ed.), op. cit., p.90.