From Book To Book

Leeds City Art Gallery
6 March – 20 April 2008
Curated by John McDowall & Chris Taylor

From Book To Book consisted of new book works created specifically for the show by local, national and international artists in response to books themselves. This related to everything from the form of a book, to the physicality of volume and content, of paper and printing, of structure and sequence, or to reading in general, a distinct piece of writing or the presence of books, whether on home bookshelves, in libraries and or in specialist collections. Gathered together in the exhibition, the work presented a consideration and celebration of the book and an acknowledgement of the connections from book to book. In keeping with the essential nature of the medium, visitors were able to handle all of the books in the exhibition.