Book Arts Essay 1

Title: By Chance: Serendipity and Randomness in Contemporary Artists' Books
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Chance is often a factor in the creation of artwork. Making books and other artworks by hand allows serendipity and randomness to sneak into their creation. Over the years, many artists have incorporated into their creative process chance operations, randomness, or blind collaboration. In this essay, authors Robin Price and Jae Jennifer Rossman explore several categories of chance processes and elaborate on their use in the work of contemporary book artists. The edition of 300 includes a blind collaboration image on the front cover by the authors. A checklist of the exhibition from which the essay was inspired is available online, as well as in the publication.

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