SBLU_spazioalbello invites all those interested to take part in the selection for the fourth edition of OGGETTO LIBRO / BOOK OBJECT. This is the only exhibition in the world which looks at the comparison between design books and artist’s books.
Design books are the result of industrial production, made with particular technical solutions whereas artist’s books are one-off pieces or limited editions.
Design books also have to possess unusual or innovative graphics, paper and printing features, original packaging solutions, unusual materials and are in any case designed for industrial production.
While artist’s books share some characteristics with traditional books, such as cover and pages,they also have to have even a minimal impact in terms of narratives – they should express a story that develops through words (even just one) or an image, or obviously both.
The choice of materials for pages and cover, graphic and illustrative techniques are wide open.
Even sculptured books are allowed as long as they tell a story.
The event is planned in two different sites which will take place during the period indicated but with inaugurations on different days for obvious logistical reasons.
The selected works will be on display in those places where they will be most appreciated. In particulary sculptured books will be exhibited in the ADI Design Museum – Compasso d’Oro.
To amplify the visibility of the “Book Object” Biennale, some windows containing a selected artist and design book will be distributed in strategic places in the city, such as the Pinacoteca di Brera, simultaneously with the exhibitions at the Braidense and at the ADI Design Museum – Compasso d’Oro.
The selected works will be destined for the places deemed most suitable for their enhancement.