Greetings, book friends! Some of you may have become acquainted with Corpus Libris over the last 5 years — when it started on a quiet night at Skylight Books in 2008, as it grew on Blogspot and Twitter, and as submissions came in from all over the world. It only seemed appropriate to breathe some new life into the project on Tumblr. You’ll revisit some photos you’ve seen before, you’ll see new ones, and hopefully, you’ll submit some yourselves!
All you have to do is click the red “Submit” button at the top of the page, select a photo, and for the caption, put the title of the book, the author(s), and where the photo was taken (either the bookstore/library/company, or the city). Or, if it’s easier for you, you can email corpuslibris AT gmail DOT com.
This project has been one of my biggest spots of joy over the last few years, and I’m excited to continue sharing it with all of you.
All the best,
CORPUS LIBRIS FOREVER!
Manhood by Mels Van Driel at Skylight Books
The Operators by Michael Hastings at Skylight Books
Donnybrook by Frank Bill at WORD
Corpus by Alejandra Figueroa at Third Place Books
In One Person by John Irving at Skylight Books
BELOW THE SURFACE
Amazing illustrations of what might be below the surface. At the Schusev State Museum of Architecture
*stares in awe* story ideas.
Complex Illustrations Formed with Tangles of Colorful Wires
Papercuts by Ingrid Siliakus
Art made with assorted part from toys, shells, buttons, beads, jewelry and other recyled stuff by Jane Perkins
About the book:
Inside an art gallery, it is easy to forget that the paintings there are the end products of a process involving not only creative inspiration, but also plenty of physical and logistical details. It is these “cruder,” more mundane aspects of a painter’s daily routine that motivated Brooklyn artist Joe Fig to embark almost ten years ago on a highly unorthodox, multilayered exploration of the working life of the professional artist. Determined to ground his research in the physical world, Fig began constructing a series of diorama-like miniature reproductions of the studios of modern art’s most legendary painters, such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. A desire for firsthand references led Fig to approach contemporary artists for access to their studios. Armed with a camera and a self-made “Artist’s Questionnaire,” Fig began a journey through the workspaces of some of today’s most exciting contemporary artists.
Click on the images to find out which artist studios are which.
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