No. 101-102 (2021): The Material Body of the Book: Between Traditions and Innovation
Editor of this volume Dr. Jolita Liškevičienė
Release date 2021
Format 170 x 240
Print run 200
The publication is sponsored by the National Development Programme of Lithuanistics (2016–2024) at the Research Council of Lithuania, agreement No. S-LIP-19-25
This issue of Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis is dedicated to the topic of printed books, which was also the main research subject of the international conference "The Material Body of a Book: Between Traditions and Innovations" held by the Art Theory Institute at Vilnius Academy of Arts (2020). The issue comprises a selection of adapted conference papers which focus on the questions of book structure, analyse the work of various book artists, overview the traditions of book art across various countries, and present the new visions of digital books. At first sight, this topic might seem overly narrow however, in addition to its focus on the specificity of book-making as a craft, the questions of its form and materiality imply many other phenomena and wide-ranging research topics – from title pages, fonts, illustrations and bindings, to the history of printed book, traces of readership, craftsmanship styles, and the impact of technological development; all these aspects are unveiled across the wide chronology and expanded on against the problematics of time and space.