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The Object of our Affection arrives in Bristol University’s Special Collections

We are delighted that the University of Bristol Arts and Social Sciences Library has acquired two copies of The Object of our Affection, created by Angie Butler in response to our Making Books in Bristol events.  The one of a kind leather-bound … Continue reading

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‘The Object of our Affection’ book launch

Tuesday 5 December was a very special night for the Centre for Material Texts, celebrating The Object of our Affection, the fantastic book created by local book artist Angie Butler, as the culmination of nearly a year of thinking about Making … Continue reading

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Artist’s book launch 5 December 2017, 6-7.30pm University of Bristol

The book is made! Our artist-in-residence, Angie Butler, has been working with us on the Making Books in Bristol project to create a book which self-consciously and playfully uses its own structure to reflect on and continue the conversations which … Continue reading

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Save the date: Tuesday 5 December 6-7.30pm

Coming soon – the launch of Angie Butler’s artist’s book for the Making Books in Bristol project. There is a sneak preview here (with thanks to Sarah Bodman) but we will be unveiling the real thing and inviting you to come … Continue reading

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Confined to the library

For many of us in the Centre for Material Texts, the focus of our research is the relationship between books and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed. Some of this work involves consciously reflecting on and examining … Continue reading

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Launching the Centre for Material Texts

Last week was an important one for the Centre for Material Texts, since it saw both its formal and informal launch. The informal event took place on Wednesday afternoon as a diverse crowd came together to find out more about … Continue reading

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Making Books in Bristol: Publishers’ Perspectives

As the new academic year brings a wealth of events for the Centre for Material Texts, we thought now would be a good time to look back on Making Books in Bristol, a series of lunchtime workshops held in May … Continue reading

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