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Journal Entry: Mon Feb 8, 2010, 10:53 AM
...for the subscription.

Please disregard the phrase above. I don't know how to get rid of it.

This very fine gallery has been neglected for over a year because I have moved on to other things. If you have any interest in reviving it, running it, turning it into a group endeavor, or in any way carrying on the project I started please let me know. You can change it however you like to make it your own, but I would hope that the gallery up to now would remain and be added to. If no one steps up, I will just leave it sitting here for the foreseeable future.


WHAT IS THE LOST BOOK CLUB AND MUSEUM?

It is a gallery of fragments, both text and image artifacts, connected by a common theme: The Deconstruction and Reimagining of Books and Book Culture in our Post-Literate Age.

EXAMPLES: Fragments of ancient texts in forgotten languages, scientific & technical illustrations from unknown sciences and technologies, false starts of books, covers or title pages for non-existent books, impossible bindings, enigmatic fragments of torn burned or rotted pages from mysterious religious works, histories, cosmologies, fragments of art, diaries, found poetry, interesting scraps of paper found in the street, books made of unexpected materials or hollowed out to contain unexpected objects, banned, burned, forbidden, unfinished, unwritten books, unidentified alphabets, hieroglyphs, ideograms, iconography, books from prehistory, books from the future, books from parallel universes, books with built-in lenses and peep-holes, pop-up books with animated scenes, magical books, books of pressed flowers, pressed bugs, pressed dreams and nightmares, catalogs of stains and odors, unnatural histories, abnormal philosophies, Readers' Digress condensed and compacted books, Books of tree rings and geological strata, books of Tibetan sand paintings that spill into the gutters as you turn the pages, broken books exposing their inner workings, or with their guts spilling out, neodada collage, putting bits of image and text together haphazardly like the early attempts to reassemble dinosaur bones, books made of folded-spindled-mutilated IBM punch-cards, books written in UPC code, suggestive receipts and office memos, shopping lists and telephone doodles, fragments of catalogs of fragments of catalogs of fragments, et cetera, et cetera...

(The above list of examples is, itself, a good example of an acceptable text submission)

SUBMISSIONS: Entries may take the form of images of these artifacts, text descriptions of physical artifacts, text excerpts from lost books, and/or image and/or text explorations of things related to the main themes of this club. As with other clubs, you submit via note with a link to the image or text already placed in your personal gallery.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I, James Koehnline :iconjames119: shall be, for the foreseeable future, the sole curator, librarian, gatekeeper and judge, making all decisions regarding what gets into the club gallery.

If the quality is high and the quantity sufficient I may have discussions with the contributors of the best submissions regarding the possibility of publishing a real book in the form of a catalog of our imaginary museum.

I am looking forward to hearing from you who find this an interesting experiment.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

To be a member you must add the club to your Friends List, and choose your membership category. There are to be two categories, and you are welcome to sign up for both, if you like.

1. DONORS: This is for those of you who intend to submit works from your own galleries to The Lost Book Club and Museum. Submitting as a Donor does not guarantee posting, but it does guarantee careful consideration of the suitability of all pieces submitted, and you get your avatar on the front page and will be invited to participate in contests and such.

2. SCOUTS: This is for those of you who will be on the look-out for exhibits for our museum, whether by simply being attentive to the work of friends and the work you happen to see around dA, or by actively scouring the dA universe for artifacts for our museum. You may then act as go-between or simply note me about prospects and I will check them out. Scouts are also encouraged to help me build a LINKS page, for appropriate materials outside of dA. As a Lost Book Scout your avatar will appear in a separate roster on the front page.

If interested, note me.

OUR MEMBER ROSTERS


DONORS


:iconmalikanas::iconliviaa::iconjleoc::iconger696::icongromyko:
:icondicalva::iconmad-propz::icontr4pito::iconj4k0644061x::iconideviant:
:iconfredfree::iconfelipebatera::iconsenecal::iconmil0u::iconlien:
:icontworled::iconpeggymintun::iconheretic-aaz::iconamaltheea::iconarkaynemagii:
:iconyounggod::icondisconnectedheart::iconmisfitmalice::iconwyrdling::iconred-isabell:
:iconinvaderharuko::iconmacabremagpie::iconcikalong::iconsidiuss::iconendlessway:
:iconiraqiguy::iconersi::iconsamoshaver::iconart2mys::iconibrahimabutouq:
:iconpellucidmind::iconversatis::iconneonihil::iconmalgorzata-skibinska::iconephynephryn:
:iconkiarajoy::iconbeatnik::iconmiraclexdrug::iconlittlelotte33::iconwhitebook:
:iconeternalpipedream::iconmadnesslab::iconkatdiestel::iconcuriosa37::iconwildwoodartsco:
:iconhypnotises::icondeadlybuterfly::iconshadowedacolyte::iconcoolbrain::iconvanawillemiel:
:iconjdcasten::iconinazuma-desu::iconmacabremagpie:


SCOUTS


:iconjdrainville::iconjleoc::icondicalva::iconliviaa::iconhectorpineda:
:icontr4pito::iconscott5353::iconchris10belgium::iconlien::icontworled:
:iconpeggymintun::iconmoofied1::iconadeimantus::icondisconnectedheart::icongeneratinghype:
:iconxxcreep-draconiaxx::iconpretty-in-pixels::iconmacabremagpie::iconbamagrrl::iconevilchicky:
:iconiraqiguy::iconjoeyv7::iconlittlelotte33::iconbluenozdkitty::iconvanawillemiel:
:iconvanawillemiel::iconmacabremagpie:



SCOUTS HONOR ROLL

Our Scouts Honor Roll starts off with two of you: :iconliviaa:, who helped to spread the word of this club, pointed out some great work and brought in several enthusiastic members,
and :iconhectorpineda:, who has brought to my attention many treasures here at dA, as well as great resources from beyond for our Links Page [link] Thanks to you, and to all who are helping this club grow and evolve.

A FEW INSPIRATIONS:
The fiction of Jorge Luis Borges jubal.westnet.com/hyperdiscord…
Peter Greenaway's film "Prospero's Books" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospero…
Writings and Projects of Hakim Bey www.hermetic.com/bey/
Recent Exhibition at the Seattle Asian Art Museum: "Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art" www.seattleartmuseum.org/press…
Ernie Kovacs' "Eugene" TV special (especially the library scene, of course) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Ko…


LINKS


Brody Neuenschwander Art Great text and book related art.
www.bnart.be/home.html

Jean Benoit's "Encasement for the Manuscript of Les Champs Magnetiques" ("Les Champs Magnetiques" or "The Magnetic Fields", 1920, was a book by Andre Breton and Philippe Soupault, which Breton called the first surrealist book). This is a page scanned from the catalog of the 1976 World Surrealist Exhibition in Chicago, "Marvelous Freedom, Vigilance of Desire". I spent a lot of time there. I also inserted a couple other small photos of this remarkable book cover: www.koehnline.com/Benoit.pdf

Secret Books: Unpublished Images by Sean Kernan. Photos that didn't make it into his book of Borges-inspired images: www.themodernword.com/borges/k…

Brian Dettmer carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures. centripetalnotion.com/2007/09/…: wearduringorangealert.blogspot…

Internet Sacred Text Archive The largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship, and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web. www.sacred-texts.com/

Undeciphered Scripts:www.omniglot.com/writing/undec…

The Codex Borbonicus is an Aztec codex written by Aztec priests shortly before or after the Spanish conquest of México. The codex is named after the Palais Bourbon in France. www.famsi.org/research/graz/bo…

Rare Book Room: A company called "Octavo" embarked on digitally photographing some of the world ’s great books from some of the greatest libraries. This site contains all of the books (about 400) that have been digitized to date. These range over a wide variety of topics and rarity. The books are presented so that the viewer can examine all the pages in medium to medium-high resolution.www.rarebookroom.org/

THE OCCULT: An Exhibition of material from the Monash University Library Rare Book Collection 4 June-24 July 1998: www.lib.monash.edu.au/exhibiti…

Science and the Artist's Book, an exhibition by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries and the Washington Project for the Arts is an exhibition which explores links between scientific and artistic creativity through the book format: www.sil.si.edu/Exhibitions/Sci…

The Getty Museum: The Artist Turns to the Book. This 2005 exhibition features works from the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute, which holds over 5,000 artists' books and several artists' archives:www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/…

CFPR Artists' Book Exhibitions & Events Archives: www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/exhidat…

Sudanese Zoomorphic Calligraphy on BibliOdessey:
bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2006…

The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_City…

A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
www.amazon.com/History-Reading…

Autoportret Issue on "Spaces of Books".
www.autoportret.pl/numer.php?i…

LIBERATURE: appendix to a dictionary of literary terms by Zenon Fajfer
www.mik.krakow.pl/liberatura/i…

Book Art Site (in Polish)
2006.bookart.pl/index.php

Piotr Rypson, Books and Pages. Polish Avant-garde and Artist's Books in the 20th Century
www.bookstorming.com/fiche.asp…

The Smallest Book in the World
www.gestalten.com/books/detail…

Technion Researchers Succeed in Putting Entire Bible on Head of Pin
rbni.technion.ac.il/news/entir…

The Guild of Bookworkers: The National Organization for All the Book Arts.
The Guild of Book Workers was founded in 1906 to "establish and maintain a feeling of kinship and mutual interest among workers in the several hand book crafts."
palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/…

Fresh Pics: Amazing Art with Books
freshpics.blogspot.com/2008/10…


WINNER LAST CONTEST "DREAM BOOK"

Key to Imagination by lostbooks by :iconmjdaluz:

STAMPS

So Many Books by LaPurr

Thanks to :iconmalikanas: for our deviantID.

Thanks (again) to :iconhectorpineda: for the CSS for our journal, and some reformatting to make it work.

NEW CONTEST: THE BOOK OF THE FUTURE

In honor of our museum's 300th acquisition, and leading up to our first anniversary, I am announcing a new contest, open to all, on the theme THE BOOK OF THE FUTURE.
This can be interpreted any way you like. It could be a mysterious book that comes to us from the future, or a book of speculations and predictions about the future of books and literacy, in particular, or the future in general, or any other way you care to look at it.

This time I would like to encourage text entries, fiction or non-fiction, as well as visual art. Prizes will include a fine print of your choice from my Lost Book images, and many more to be collected and announced as offered. To enter, note me with a link to your entry. All entries will be placed in our (now empty) favorites gallery until the end of the contest, at which point all of the best ones will go into the museum.

DEADLINE: Our first anniversary, September 21, 2008
PRIZES:

:iconjames119: will contribute a fine print of any one of his Lost Books
:icondicalva: will contribute a one year dA subscription
:icongromyko: will dedicate a News article and journal feature to the winners
:iconkatdiestel: will give two six-month subscriptions (2nd & 3rd prizes)
MORE TO COME...

JUDGES PANEL (so far)
:iconjames119::icontwirlymind:

Help in spreading the word would be greatly appreciated, as would any donation of prizes. I will post a news article soon. More details to follow. I am considering inviting two or three guest judges to help me choose the winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd place).

:iconlostbooks:


WHAT IS THE LOST BOOK CLUB AND MUSEUM?

It is a gallery of fragments, both text and image artifacts, connected by a common theme: The Deconstruction and Reimagining of Books and Book Culture in our Post-Literate Age.

EXAMPLES: Fragments of ancient texts in forgotten languages, scientific & technical illustrations from unknown sciences and technologies, false starts of books, covers or title pages for non-existent books, impossible bindings, enigmatic fragments of torn burned or rotted pages from mysterious religious works, histories, cosmologies, fragments of art, diaries, found poetry, interesting scraps of paper found in the street, books made of unexpected materials or hollowed out to contain unexpected objects, banned, burned, forbidden, unfinished, unwritten books, unidentified alphabets, hieroglyphs, ideograms, iconography, books from prehistory, books from the future, books from parallel universes, books with built-in lenses and peep-holes, pop-up books with animated scenes, magical books, books of pressed flowers, pressed bugs, pressed dreams and nightmares, catalogs of stains and odors, unnatural histories, abnormal philosophies, Readers' Digress condensed and compacted books, Books of tree rings and geological strata, books of Tibetan sand paintings that spill into the gutters as you turn the pages, broken books exposing their inner workings, or with their guts spilling out, neodada collage, putting bits of image and text together haphazardly like the early attempts to reassemble dinosaur bones, books made of folded-spindled-mutilated IBM punch-cards, books written in UPC code, suggestive receipts and office memos, shopping lists and telephone doodles, fragments of catalogs of fragments of catalogs of fragments, et cetera, et cetera...
LOST by lostbooks BOOK by lostbooks CLUB by lostbooks

Lost Book Finds Use in Real World
First of many, I suspect.

Lost Book in Real World by james119

The winner of our DREAM BOOK CONTEST, is :iconmjdaluz:, with her Key to Imagination:

Key to Imagination by lostbooks

WHAT IS THE LOST BOOK CLUB AND MUSEUM?

It is a gallery of fragments, both text and image artifacts, connected by a common theme: The Deconstruction and Reimagining of Books and Book Culture in our Post-Literate Age.

EXAMPLES: Fragments of ancient texts in forgotten languages, scientific & technical illustrations from unknown sciences and technologies, false starts of books, covers or title pages for non-existent books, impossible bindings, enigmatic fragments of torn burned or rotted pages from mysterious religious works, histories, cosmologies, fragments of art, diaries, found poetry, interesting scraps of paper found in the street, books made of unexpected materials or hollowed out to contain unexpected objects, banned, burned, forbidden, unfinished, unwritten books, unidentified alphabets, hieroglyphs, ideograms, iconography, books from prehistory, books from the future, books from parallel universes, books with built-in lenses and peep-holes, pop-up books with animated scenes, magical books, books of pressed flowers, pressed bugs, pressed dreams and nightmares, catalogs of stains and odors, unnatural histories, abnormal philosophies, Readers' Digress condensed and compacted books, Books of tree rings and geological strata, books of Tibetan sand paintings that spill into the gutters as you turn the pages, broken books exposing their inner workings, or with their guts spilling out, neodada collage, putting bits of image and text together haphazardly like the early attempts to reassemble dinosaur bones, books made of folded-spindled-mutilated IBM punch-cards, books written in UPC code, suggestive receipts and office memos, shopping lists and telephone doodles, fragments of catalogs of fragments of catalogs of fragments, et cetera, et cetera...

(The above list of examples is, itself, a good example of an acceptable text submission)

SUBMISSIONS: Entries may take the form of images of these artifacts, text descriptions of physical artifacts, text excerpts from lost books, and/or image and/or text explorations of things related to the main themes of this club. As with other clubs, you submit via note with a link to the image or text already placed in your personal gallery.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I, James Koehnline :iconjames119: shall be, for the foreseeable future, the sole curator, librarian, gatekeeper and judge, making all decisions regarding what gets into the club gallery.

If the quality is high and the quantity sufficient I may have discussions with the contributors of the best submissions regarding the possibility of publishing a real book in the form of a catalog of our imaginary museum.

I am looking forward to hearing from you who find this an interesting experiment.   

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

To be a member you must add the club to your Friends List, and choose your membership category. There are to be two categories, and you are welcome to sign up for both, if you like.

1. DONORS: This is for those of you who intend to submit works from your own galleries to The Lost Book Club and Museum. Submitting as a Donor does not guarantee posting, but it does guarantee careful consideration of the suitability of all pieces submitted, and you get your avatar on the front page and will be invited to participate in contests and such.

2. SCOUTS: This is for those of you who will be on the look-out for exhibits for our museum, whether by simply being attentive to the work of friends and the work you happen to see around dA, or by actively scouring the dA universe for artifacts for our museum. You may then act as go-between or simply note me about prospects and I will check them out. Scouts are also encouraged to help me build a LINKS page, for appropriate materials outside of dA. As a Lost Book Scout your avatar will appear in a separate roster on the front page.

If interested, note me.

OUR MEMBER ROSTERS

DONORS:

:iconmalikanas::iconliviaa::iconjleoc::iconger696::icongromyko:
:icondicalva::iconmad-propz::icontr4pito::iconj4k0644061x::iconideviant:
:iconfredfree::iconfelipebatera::iconsenecal::iconmil0u::iconlien:
:icontworled::iconpeggymintun::iconheretic-aaz::iconamaltheea::iconarkaynemagii:
:iconyounggod::icondisconnectedheart::iconmisfitmalice::iconwyrdling::iconred-isabell:
:iconinvaderharuko::iconmacabremagpie::iconcikalong::iconsidiuss::iconendlessway:
:iconiraqiguy::iconersi::iconsamoshaver::iconart2mys::iconibrahimabutouq:
:iconpellucidmind::iconversatis::iconneonihil:


SCOUTS:
:iconjdrainville::iconjleoc::icondicalva::iconliviaa::iconhectorpineda:
:icontr4pito::iconscott5353::iconchris10belgium::iconlien::icontworled:
:iconpeggymintun::iconmoofied1::iconadeimantus::icondisconnectedheart::icongeneratinghype:
:iconxxcreep-draconiaxx::iconpretty-in-pixels::iconmacabremagpie::iconbamagrrl::iconevilchicky:
:iconiraqiguy::iconjoeyv7:



SCOUTS HONOR ROLL
Our Scouts Honor Roll starts off with two of you: :iconliviaa:, who helped to spread the word of this club, pointed out some great work and brought in several enthusiastic members,
and :iconhectorpineda:, who has brought to my attention many treasures here at dA, as well as great resources from beyond for our Links Page lostbooks.deviantart.com/journ… Thanks to you, and to all who are helping this club grow and evolve.  

A FEW INSPIRATIONS:
The fiction of Jorge Luis Borges jubal.westnet.com/hyperdiscord…
Peter Greenaway's film "Prospero's Books" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospero…
Writings and Projects of Hakim Bey www.hermetic.com/bey/
Recent Exhibition at the Seattle Asian Art Museum: "Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art" www.seattleartmuseum.org/press…
Ernie Kovacs' "Eugene" TV special (especially the library scene, of course) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Ko…


LINKS PAGE: lostbooks.deviantart.com/journ…

So Many Books by LaPurr

Thanks to :iconmalikanas: for our deviantID, below:
  • Reading: books, books, books
Finalists Announced

LOST by lostbooks BOOK by lostbooks CLUB by lostbooks

I have chosen five finalists. It was difficult, and I have decided to leave you with the freedom to vote for an entry that I have not included among the finalists. You get one vote and you have one week,  until Saturday night (Jan. 19) at Midnight PST. One winner gets all the prizes: a one-year subscription to DA (from member Adeimantus, a print of your choice from my works in the club gallery, a feature in the club journal and a news item. Vote via note, please.

FINALISTS
The Babaylan by gromyko Key to imagination by mjdaluz II BooK by Tr4pito
:thumb72640359::thumb73997767:



ENTRIES
:thumb69629225: the storyteller by dicalva:thumb69807013:
The Babaylan by gromyko
II BooK by Tr4pito Book of Dreams by Queen-of-Marigold MAYBE IT'S YOUR STORY... by ger696
E.C. Cover - Beginnings by Elleyena-Rose This tiny place by Cikalong The Book of Dreams V.I by misfitmalice
Key to imagination by mjdaluz Ending It All by Ivy00 3w photo by mafloid
:thumb72640359::thumb72640582: The book that I shall dream of by IDeviant
:thumb73997767:

_____________________________________________

Links Page Created and open for your suggestions  Nov. 3, 2007

Separate LINKS page created lostbooks.deviantart.com/journ… , for links to Lost Books beyond the dA Universe. It may take some time, but this will be a great source of inspiration. I will organize it when when it starts getting bigger.
_____________________________________________

The LOST BOOK CLUB Now Accepting Members

Forty days into this endeavor, The Lost Book Club and Museum still languishes in relative obscurity here in the dA universe, but it appears to have hit a major chord with a few of you, and that is very encouraging to me. Therefore I have decided to begin accepting members.

To be a member you must add the club to your Friends List, and choose your membership category. There are to be two categories, and you are welcome to sign up for both, if you like.

1. DONORS: This is for those of you who intend to submit works from your own galleries to The Lost Book Club and Museum. Submitting as a Donor does not guarantee posting, but it does guarantee careful consideration of the suitability of all pieces submitted, and you get your avatar on the front page and will be invited to participate in contests and such.

2. SCOUTS: This is for those of you who will be on the look-out for exhibits for our museum, whether by simply being attentive to the work of friends and the work you happen to see around dA, or by actively scouring the dA universe for artifacts for our museum. You may then act as go-between or simply note me about prospects and I will check them out. Scouts are also encouraged to help me build a LINKS page, for appropriate materials outside of dA. As a Lost Book Scout your avatar will appear in a separate roster on the front page.

If interested, note me.

icon idea by james119 LostBooks ID103107 by lostbooks

Also, today I have replaced our DeviantID and avatar with the work of enthusiastic new member, :iconmalikanas: Thanks to :iconliviaa: for sending him our way.

WHAT IS THE LOST BOOK CLUB AND MUSEUM?

It is a gallery of fragments, both text and image artifacts, connected by a common theme: The Deconstruction and Reimagining of Books and Book Culture in our Post-Literate Age.

EXAMPLES: Fragments of ancient texts in forgotten languages, scientific & technical illustrations from unknown sciences and technologies, false starts of books, covers or title pages for non-existent books, impossible bindings, enigmatic fragments of torn burned or rotted pages from mysterious religious works, histories, cosmologies, fragments of art, diaries, found poetry, interesting scraps of paper found in the street, books made of unexpected materials or hollowed out to contain unexpected objects, banned, burned, forbidden, unfinished, unwritten books, unidentified alphabets, hieroglyphs, ideograms, iconography, books from prehistory, books from the future, books from parallel universes, books with built-in lenses and peep-holes, pop-up books with animated scenes, magical books, books of pressed flowers, pressed bugs, pressed dreams and nightmares, catalogs of stains and odors, unnatural histories, abnormal philosophies, Readers' Digress condensed and compacted books, Books of tree rings and geological strata, books of Tibetan sand paintings that spill into the gutters as you turn the pages, broken books exposing their inner workings, or with their guts spilling out, neodada collage, putting bits of image and text together haphazardly like the early attempts to reassemble dinosaur bones, books made of folded-spindled-mutilated IBM punch-cards, books written in UPC code, suggestive receipts and office memos, shopping lists and telephone doodles, fragments of catalogs of fragments of catalogs of fragments, et cetera, et cetera...

(The above list of examples is, itself, a good example of an acceptable text submission)

SUBMISSIONS: Entries may take the form of images of these artifacts, text descriptions of physical artifacts, text excerpts from lost books, and/or image and/or text explorations of things related to the main themes of this club. As with other clubs, you submit via note with a link to the image or text already placed in your personal gallery.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I, James Koehnline :iconjames119: shall be, for the foreseeable future, the sole curator, librarian, gatekeeper and judge, making all decisions regarding what gets into the club gallery.

If the quality is high and the quantity sufficient I may have discussions with the contributors of the best submissions regarding the possibility of publishing a real book in the form of a catalog of our imaginary museum.

I am looking forward to hearing from you who find this an interesting experiment.   

OUR MEMBER ROSTERS

DONORS:

:iconmalikanas::iconliviaa::iconjleoc::iconger696::icongromyko:
:icondicalva::iconmad-propz::icontr4pito::iconj4k0644061x::iconideviant:
:iconfredfree::iconfelipebatera::iconsenecal::iconmil0u::iconlien:
:icontworled::iconpeggymintun::iconheretic-aaz::iconamaltheea::iconarkaynemagii:
:iconyounggod::icondisconnectedheart::iconmisfitmalice::iconwyrdling::iconred-isabell:
:iconinvaderharuko::iconmacabremagpie::iconcikalong::iconsidiuss::iconendlessway:


SCOUTS:
:iconjdrainville::iconjleoc::icondicalva::iconliviaa::iconhectorpineda:
:icontr4pito::iconscott5353::iconchris10belgium::iconlien::icontworled:
:iconpeggymintun::iconmoofied1::iconadeimantus::icondisconnectedheart::icongeneratinghype:
:iconxxcreep-draconiaxx::iconpretty-in-pixels::iconmacabremagpie::iconbamagrrl:


SCOUTS HONOR ROLL
Our Scouts Honor Roll starts off with two of you: :iconliviaa:, who helped to spread the word of this club, pointed out some great work and brought in several enthusiastic members,
and :iconhectorpineda:, who has brought to my attention many treasures here at dA, as well as great resources from beyond for our Links Page lostbooks.deviantart.com/journ… Thanks to you, and to all who are helping this club grow and evolve.  

A FEW INSPIRATIONS:
The fiction of Jorge Luis Borges jubal.westnet.com/hyperdiscord…
Peter Greenaway's film "Prospero's Books" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospero…
Writings and Projects of Hakim Bey www.hermetic.com/bey/
Current Exhibition at the Seattle Asian Art Museum: "Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art" www.seattleartmuseum.org/press…
Ernie Kovacs' "Eugene" TV special (especially the library scene, of course) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Ko…


LINKS PAGE: lostbooks.deviantart.com/journ…

So Many Books by LaPurr

Dream Book Contest Closed

Thu Jan 10, 2008, 10:05 PM
Finalists to be Announced Very Soon

Sorry for the delay. I will get to it this weekend.

Our club subscription, which would have expired December 21st, has been extended through the generosity of Leonard Clagett :iconjleoc:, early Scout and Donor, and now the first Patron of the Lost Book Club. Thank you Leonard!  

LOST by lostbooks BOOK by lostbooks CLUB by lostbooks

Dream Book Contest Now Open for Entries
Prize Package Growing!


This may be premature, but I have decided to announce a contest. As prizes I am offering a print of your choice from my works in the club gallery, a feature in the club journal and a news item. In addition, our newest Scout, Adeimantus, has pledged a one-year subscription to DA for the winner.
Thank you, :iconadeimantus:!


The theme of the contest is DREAM BOOK, which you can make of what you will - a book that appeared to you in a dream, a book you daydreamed or pipedreamed, or a book that explains all dreams. Or perhaps it is a catalog of dreams that you can choose to have. Whatever you decide it is, your entry should be its cover, its title page or a sample page from the inside.

It can be an illustration in any media, or pure typography. Plain text will also be accepted - and could win - but I encourage you writers to try to make a page image. I find it much more satisfying than default font/formatting on the screen. Works already in the gallery are acceptable, as are other works already completed.

Entries will be displayed in the club journal, and all of the ones I really like will end up in the permanent gallery.

The contest is open to all deviants. Entries should be submitted via note, with "contest" in the subject line, and a thumbnail or link to the piece in your gallery. I will choose a group of five finalists, and the membership will decide the winner. Deadline for entries is Decmber 31st, 2007.

You may now begin dreaming books.


I'd also appreciate any help with spreading the word, and the donation of any additional prizes.  

ENTRIES
:thumb69629225: the storyteller by dicalva:thumb69807013:
The Babaylan by gromyko
II BooK by Tr4pito Book of Dreams by Queen-of-Marigold MAYBE IT'S YOUR STORY... by ger696
E.C. Cover - Beginnings by Elleyena-Rose This tiny place by Cikalong The Book of Dreams V.I by misfitmalice
Key to imagination by mjdaluz Ending It All by Ivy00 3w photo by mafloid
:thumb72640359::thumb72640582: The book that I shall dream of by IDeviant
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Links Page Created and open for your suggestions  Nov. 3, 2007

Separate LINKS page created lostbooks.deviantart.com/journ… , for links to Lost Books beyond the dA Universe. It may take some time, but this will be a great source of inspiration. I will organize it when when it starts getting bigger.
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The LOST BOOK CLUB Now Accepting Members

Forty days into this endeavor, The Lost Book Club and Museum still languishes in relative obscurity here in the dA universe, but it appears to have hit a major chord with a few of you, and that is very encouraging to me. Therefore I have decided to begin accepting members.

To be a member you must add the club to your Friends List, and choose your membership category. There are to be two categories, and you are welcome to sign up for both, if you like.

1. DONORS: This is for those of you who intend to submit works from your own galleries to The Lost Book Club and Museum. Submitting as a Donor does not guarantee posting, but it does guarantee careful consideration of the suitability of all pieces submitted, and you get your avatar on the front page and will be invited to participate in contests and such.

2. SCOUTS: This is for those of you who will be on the look-out for exhibits for our museum, whether by simply being attentive to the work of friends and the work you happen to see around dA, or by actively scouring the dA universe for artifacts for our museum. You may then act as go-between or simply note me about prospects and I will check them out. Scouts are also encouraged to help me build a LINKS page, for appropriate materials outside of dA. As a Lost Book Scout your avatar will appear in a separate roster on the front page.

If interested, note me.

icon idea by james119 LostBooks ID103107 by lostbooks

Also, today I have replaced our DeviantID and avatar with the work of enthusiastic new member, :iconmalikanas: Thanks to :iconliviaa: for sending him our way.

WHAT IS THE LOST BOOK CLUB AND MUSEUM?

It is a gallery of fragments, both text and image artifacts, connected by a common theme: The Deconstruction and Reimagining of Books and Book Culture in our Post-Literate Age.

EXAMPLES: Fragments of ancient texts in forgotten languages, scientific & technical illustrations from unknown sciences and technologies, false starts of books, covers or title pages for non-existent books, impossible bindings, enigmatic fragments of torn burned or rotted pages from mysterious religious works, histories, cosmologies, fragments of art, diaries, found poetry, interesting scraps of paper found in the street, books made of unexpected materials or hollowed out to contain unexpected objects, banned, burned, forbidden, unfinished, unwritten books, unidentified alphabets, hieroglyphs, ideograms, iconography, books from prehistory, books from the future, books from parallel universes, books with built-in lenses and peep-holes, pop-up books with animated scenes, magical books, books of pressed flowers, pressed bugs, pressed dreams and nightmares, catalogs of stains and odors, unnatural histories, abnormal philosophies, Readers' Digress condensed and compacted books, Books of tree rings and geological strata, books of Tibetan sand paintings that spill into the gutters as you turn the pages, broken books exposing their inner workings, or with their guts spilling out, neodada collage, putting bits of image and text together haphazardly like the early attempts to reassemble dinosaur bones, books made of folded-spindled-mutilated IBM punch-cards, books written in UPC code, suggestive receipts and office memos, shopping lists and telephone doodles, fragments of catalogs of fragments of catalogs of fragments, et cetera, et cetera...

(The above list of examples is, itself, a good example of an acceptable text submission)

SUBMISSIONS: Entries may take the form of images of these artifacts, text descriptions of physical artifacts, text excerpts from lost books, and/or image and/or text explorations of things related to the main themes of this club. As with other clubs, you submit via note with a link to the image or text already placed in your personal gallery.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I, James Koehnline :iconjames119: shall be, for the foreseeable future, the sole curator, librarian, gatekeeper and judge, making all decisions regarding what gets into the club gallery.

If the quality is high and the quantity sufficient I may have discussions with the contributors of the best submissions regarding the possibility of publishing a real book in the form of a catalog of our imaginary museum.

I am looking forward to hearing from you who find this an interesting experiment.   

OUR MEMBER ROSTERS

DONORS:

:iconmalikanas::iconliviaa::iconjleoc::iconger696::icongromyko:
:icondicalva::iconmad-propz::icontr4pito::iconj4k0644061x::iconideviant:
:iconfredfree::iconfelipebatera::iconsenecal::iconmil0u::iconlien:
:icontworled::iconpeggymintun::iconheretic-aaz::iconamaltheea::iconarkaynemagii:
:iconyounggod::icondisconnectedheart::iconmisfitmalice::iconwyrdling::iconred-isabell:
:iconinvaderharuko::iconmacabremagpie::iconcikalong::iconsidiuss::iconendlessway:


SCOUTS:
:iconjdrainville::iconjleoc::icondicalva::iconliviaa::iconhectorpineda:
:icontr4pito::iconscott5353::iconchris10belgium::iconlien::icontworled:
:iconpeggymintun::iconmoofied1::iconadeimantus::icondisconnectedheart::icongeneratinghype:
:iconxxcreep-draconiaxx::iconpretty-in-pixels::iconmacabremagpie::iconbamagrrl:


SCOUTS HONOR ROLL
Our Scouts Honor Roll starts off with two of you: :iconliviaa:, who helped to spread the word of this club, pointed out some great work and brought in several enthusiastic members,
and :iconhectorpineda:, who has brought to my attention many treasures here at dA, as well as great resources from beyond for our Links Page lostbooks.deviantart.com/journ… Thanks to you, and to all who are helping this club grow and evolve.  

A FEW INSPIRATIONS:
The fiction of Jorge Luis Borges jubal.westnet.com/hyperdiscord…
Peter Greenaway's film "Prospero's Books" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospero…
Writings and Projects of Hakim Bey www.hermetic.com/bey/
Current Exhibition at the Seattle Asian Art Museum: "Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art" www.seattleartmuseum.org/press…
Ernie Kovacs' "Eugene" TV special (especially the library scene, of course) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Ko…


LINKS PAGE: lostbooks.deviantart.com/journ…

So Many Books by LaPurr

Vertical Complexity Engines

Tue Dec 4, 2007, 11:59 PM
Any thoughts?

LOST by lostbooks BOOK by lostbooks CLUB by lostbooks

"Vertical Complexity Engine" was a term coined by Brian Eno and applied to a method of his for producing ambient music. It involves inputting a relatively small number of elements, but combining them in as many different ways as possible. My Chaos Chronometer: www.isomedia.com/homes/harpo/c… employed this idea to produce collages. At one frame per second it takes twelve days to repeat the same collage. There are only eighty image elements, but they combine in over a million ways before repeating. I did this five years ago, and it was only a prototype. I just never got back to it to switch in better images.

What I'm wondering now is how many interesting ways we might come up with (possible and impossible, serious and whimsical) to make a book that is a vertical complexity engine. Something to think about while you are all working hard on your entries for the Dream Book Contest, which I am sure are coming... aren't they?

I guess you could say that Julio Cortazar"s "Hopscotch" was such a book, and Borges seems to have something like this in mind in his story, "The Garden of Forking Paths." Other examples from actual literature would be appreciated as well. If I get enough material together (images welcome, too) I'll give it a journal page. Thank you for indulging me.
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Dream Book Contest Now Open for Entries
Prize Package Growing!


This may be premature, but I have decided to announce a contest. As prizes I am offering a print of your choice from my works in the club gallery, a feature in the club journal and a news item. In addition, our newest Scout, Adeimantus, has pledged a one-year subscription to DA for the winner.
Thank you, :iconadeimantus:!


The theme of the contest is DREAM BOOK, which you can make of what you will - a book that appeared to you in a dream, a book you daydreamed or pipedreamed, or a book that explains all dreams. Or perhaps it is a catalog of dreams that you can choose to have. Whatever you decide it is, your entry should be its cover, its title page or a sample page from the inside.

It can be an illustration in any media, or pure typography. Plain text will also be accepted - and could win - but I encourage you writers to try to make a page image. I find it much more satisfying than default font/formatting on the screen. Works already in the gallery are acceptable, as are other works already completed.

Entries will be displayed in the club journal, and all of the ones I really like will end up in the permanent gallery.

The contest is open to all deviants. Entries should be submitted via note, with "contest" in the subject line, and a thumbnail or link to the piece in your gallery. I will choose a group of five finalists, and the membership will decide the winner. Deadline for entries is Decmber 31st, 2007.

You may now begin dreaming books.


I'd also appreciate any help with spreading the word, and the donation of any additional prizes.  

FIRST ENTRIES
:thumb69629225: the storyteller by dicalva:thumb69807013:
The Babaylan by gromyko
II BooK by Tr4pito Book of Dreams by Queen-of-Marigold MAYBE IT'S YOUR STORY... by ger696
E.C. Cover - Beginnings by Elleyena-Rose
_____________________________________________

Links Page Created and open for your suggestions  Nov. 3, 2007

Separate LINKS page created lostbooks.deviantart.com/journ… , for links to Lost Books beyond the dA Universe. It may take some time, but this will be a great source of inspiration. I will organize it when when it starts getting bigger.

icon idea by james119 LostBooks ID103107 by lostbooks
_____________________________________________

The LOST BOOK CLUB Now Accepting Members

Forty days into this endeavor, The Lost Book Club and Museum still languishes in relative obscurity here in the dA universe, but it appears to have hit a major chord with a few of you, and that is very encouraging to me. Therefore I have decided to begin accepting members.

To be a member you must add the club to your Friends List, and choose your membership category. There are to be two categories, and you are welcome to sign up for both, if you like.

1. DONORS: This is for those of you who intend to submit works from your own galleries to The Lost Book Club and Museum. Submitting as a Donor does not guarantee posting, but it does guarantee careful consideration of the suitability of all pieces submitted, and you get your avatar on the front page and will be invited to participate in contests and such.

2. SCOUTS: This is for those of you who will be on the look-out for exhibits for our museum, whether by simply being attentive to the work of friends and the work you happen to see around dA, or by actively scouring the dA universe for artifacts for our museum. You may then act as go-between or simply note me about prospects and I will check them out. Scouts are also encouraged to help me build a LINKS page, for appropriate materials outside of dA. As a Lost Book Scout your avatar will appear in a separate roster on the front page.

If interested, note me.

Also, today I have replaced our DeviantID and avatar with the work of enthusiastic new member, :iconmalikanas: Thanks to :iconliviaa: for sending him our way.

WHAT IS THE LOST BOOK CLUB AND MUSEUM?

It is a gallery of fragments, both text and image artifacts, connected by a common theme: The Deconstruction and Reimagining of Books and Book Culture in our Post-Literate Age.

EXAMPLES: Fragments of ancient texts in forgotten languages, scientific & technical illustrations from unknown sciences and technologies, false starts of books, covers or title pages for non-existent books, impossible bindings, enigmatic fragments of torn burned or rotted pages from mysterious religious works, histories, cosmologies, fragments of art, diaries, found poetry, interesting scraps of paper found in the street, books made of unexpected materials or hollowed out to contain unexpected objects, banned, burned, forbidden, unfinished, unwritten books, unidentified alphabets, hieroglyphs, ideograms, iconography, books from prehistory, books from the future, books from parallel universes, books with built-in lenses and peep-holes, pop-up books with animated scenes, magical books, books of pressed flowers, pressed bugs, pressed dreams and nightmares, catalogs of stains and odors, unnatural histories, abnormal philosophies, Readers' Digress condensed and compacted books, Books of tree rings and geological strata, books of Tibetan sand paintings that spill into the gutters as you turn the pages, broken books exposing their inner workings, or with their guts spilling out, neodada collage, putting bits of image and text together haphazardly like the early attempts to reassemble dinosaur bones, books made of folded-spindled-mutilated IBM punch-cards, books written in UPC code, suggestive receipts and office memos, shopping lists and telephone doodles, fragments of catalogs of fragments of catalogs of fragments, et cetera, et cetera...

(The above list of examples is, itself, a good example of an acceptable text submission)

SUBMISSIONS: Entries may take the form of images of these artifacts, text descriptions of physical artifacts, text excerpts from lost books, and/or image and/or text explorations of things related to the main themes of this club. As with other clubs, you submit via note with a link to the image or text already placed in your personal gallery.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I, James Koehnline :iconjames119: shall be, for the foreseeable future, the sole curator, librarian, gatekeeper and judge, making all decisions regarding what gets into the club gallery.

If the quality is high and the quantity sufficient I may have discussions with the contributors of the best submissions regarding the possibility of publishing a real book in the form of a catalog of our imaginary museum.

I am looking forward to hearing from you who find this an interesting experiment.   

OUR MEMBER ROSTERS

DONORS:

:iconmalikanas::iconliviaa::iconjleoc::iconger696::icongromyko:
:icondicalva::iconmad-propz::icontr4pito::iconj4k0644061x::iconideviant:
:iconfredfree::iconfelipebatera::iconsenecal::iconmil0u::iconlien:
:icontworled::iconpeggymintun::iconheretic-aaz::iconamaltheea::iconarkaynemagii:
:iconyounggod::icondisconnectedheart::iconmisfitmalice::iconwyrdling::iconred-isabell:
:iconinvaderharuko::iconmacabremagpie:


SCOUTS:
:iconjdrainville::iconjleoc::icondicalva::iconliviaa::iconhectorpineda:
:icontr4pito::iconscott5353::iconchris10belgium::iconlien::icontworled:
:iconpeggymintun::iconmoofied1::iconadeimantus::icondisconnectedheart::icongeneratinghype:
:iconxxcreep-draconiaxx::iconpretty-in-pixels::iconmacabremagpie:


SCOUTS HONOR ROLL
Our Scouts Honor Roll starts off with two of you: :iconliviaa:, who helped to spread the word of this club, pointed out some great work and brought in several enthusiastic members,
and :iconhectorpineda:, who has brought to my attention many treasures here at dA, as well as great resources from beyond for our Links Page lostbooks.deviantart.com/journ… Thanks to you, and to all who are helping this club grow and evolve.  

A FEW INSPIRATIONS:
The fiction of Jorge Luis Borges jubal.westnet.com/hyperdiscord…
Peter Greenaway's film "Prospero's Books" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospero…
Writings and Projects of Hakim Bey www.hermetic.com/bey/
Current Exhibition at the Seattle Asian Art Museum: "Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art" www.seattleartmuseum.org/press…
Ernie Kovacs' "Eugene" TV special (especially the library scene, of course) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Ko…


LINKS PAGE: lostbooks.deviantart.com/journ…

So Many Books by LaPurr

LINKS:

Brody Neuenschwander Art Great text and book related art.
www.bnart.be/home.html

Jean Benoit's "Encasement for the Manuscript of Les Champs Magnetiques" ("Les Champs Magnetiques" or "The Magnetic Fields", 1920, was a book by Andre Breton and Philippe Soupault, which Breton called the first surrealist book). This is a page scanned from the catalog of the 1976 World Surrealist Exhibition in Chicago, "Marvelous Freedom, Vigilance of Desire". I spent a lot of time there. I also inserted a couple other small photos of this remarkable book cover: www.koehnline.com/Benoit.pdf

Secret Books: Unpublished Images by Sean Kernan. Photos that didn't make it into his book of Borges-inspired images: www.themodernword.com/borges/k…

Brian Dettmer carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures. centripetalnotion.com/2007/09/…

Internet Sacred Text Archive The largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship, and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web. www.sacred-texts.com/

Undeciphered Scripts: www.omniglot.com/writing/undec…

The Codex Borbonicus is an Aztec codex written by Aztec priests shortly before or after the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The codex is named after the Palais Bourbon in France. www.famsi.org/research/graz/bo…

An amazing book from Alphonse Louis Constant, (February 8, 1810 - May 31, 1875) a French occult author and magician, alias ELIPHAS LEVI.
www.tarot.org.il/Library/Levi/…

Rare Book Room: A company called "Octavo" embarked on digitally photographing some of the world ’s great books from some of the greatest libraries. This site contains all of the books (about 400) that have been digitized to date. These range over a wide variety of topics and rarity. The books are presented so that the viewer can examine all the pages in medium to medium-high resolution. www.rarebookroom.org/

THE OCCULT: An Exhibition of material from the Monash University Library Rare Book Collection 4 June-24 July 1998: www.lib.monash.edu.au/exhibiti…

Science and the Artist's Book, an exhibition by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries and the Washington Project for the Arts is an exhibition which explores links between scientific and artistic creativity through the book format: www.sil.si.edu/Exhibitions/Sci…

The Getty Museum: The Artist Turns to the Book. This 2005 exhibition features works from the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute, which holds over 5,000 artists' books and several artists' archives: www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/…

CFPR Artists' Book Exhibitions & Events Archives: www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/exhidat…

Sudanese Zoomorphic Calligraphy on BibliOdessey:
bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2006…

The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_City…

A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
www.amazon.com/History-Reading…

autoportret Issue on "Spaces of Books".
www.autoportret.pl/numer.php?i…

LIBERATURE: appendix to a dictionary of literary terms by Zenon Fajfer
www.mik.krakow.pl/liberatura/i…

Book Art Site (in Polish)
2006.bookart.pl/index.php

Piotr Rypson, Books and Pages. Polish Avant-garde and Artist's Books in the 20th Century
www.bookstorming.com/fiche.asp…

The Guild of Bookworkers: The National Organization for All the Book Arts.
The Guild of Book Workers was founded in 1906 to "establish and maintain a feeling of kinship and mutual interest among workers in the several hand book crafts."
palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/…
LBC ID by lostbooks

After taking over The Surreal Arts Club :iconthe-surreal-arts: and running it for fifteen months, :iconjames119: has stepped down and started a new club from scratch. The Lost Book Club & Museum :iconlostbooks: is inspired by such things as the imaginary books in the fiction of Jorge Luis Borges; the books in Peter Greenaway's film "Prospero's Books"; the projects and writings of Hakim Bey, including "Incunabula", a whole catalog of imaginary books; and the current special exhibit at the Seattle Asian Art Museum: "Shu: Reinventing the Book in Contemporary Chinese Art.

WHAT IS IT?

It is a gallery of fragments, both text and image artifacts, connected by a common thread: The Deconstruction and Re-imagining of Books and Book Culture in our Post-Literate Age, or something like that.

EXAMPLES: Fragments of ancient texts in forgotten languages, scientific & technical illustrations from unknown sciences and technologies, false starts of books, covers or title pages for non-existent books, impossible bindings, enigmatic fragments of torn burned or rotted pages from mysterious religious works, histories, cosmologies, fragments of art, diaries, found poetry, interesting scraps of paper found in the street, books made of unexpected materials or hollowed out to contain unexpected objects, banned, burned, forbidden, unfinished, unwritten books, unidentified alphabets, hieroglyphs, ideograms, iconography, books from prehistory, books from the future, books from parallel universes, books with built-in lenses and peep-holes, pop-up books with animated scenes, magical books, books of pressed flowers, pressed bugs, pressed dreams and nightmares, catalogs of stains and odors, unnatural histories, abnormal philosophies, Readers' Digress condensed and compacted books, Books of tree rings and geological strata, books of Tibetan sand paintings that spill into the gutters as you turn the pages, broken books exposing their inner workings, or with their guts spilling out, neo-dada collage, putting bits of image and text together haphazardly like the early attempts to reassemble dinosaur bones, books made of folded-spindled-mutilated IBM punch-cards, books written in UPC code, suggestive receipts and office memos, shopping lists and telephone doodles, fragments of catalogs of fragments of catalogs of fragments, et cetera, et cetera...

(The above list of examples is, itself, a good example of an acceptable text submission)

SUBMISSIONS: Entries may take the form of images of these artifacts, text descriptions of physical artifacts, text excerpts from lost books, and/or image and/or text explorations of things related to the main themes of this club. As with other clubs, you submit via note with a link to the image or text already placed in your personal gallery. Anything accepted will be posted with links to the artist/writer as well as to the work in his or her gallery.

james119 expects this project to be slow getting off the ground, but hopes that, between his future work, work he discovers around dA and brings in, and actual submissions, eventually there will be enough really solid material to consider publishing a quality exhibition catalog of the best of the virtual museum (This would never happen without the full participation and approval of the artists and writers involved, of course).

If this club seems at all interesting to you, take a look at the humble beginnings, and consider submitting something to help it grow.