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Jul 13, 2015

Beautiful books

We asked our current intern Antonia Di’Fonzo from The Roseland Community College to pick and review a few of her favourite books from the Atlantic Press library…

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‘People I’ve Never Met & Conversations I’ve Never Had’ by Nick White

Published by Nobrow Press 2009. ISBN 978-0-9562135-1-8

www.thisisnickwhite.com

www.nobrow.net

‘ This book has a very personal feel. You almost feel that by reading it you’re prying into someone’s scrap book. The way that it is written is very informal and not in a way that should be read by anyone but the author. It’s a very relaxed and chilled out book which stems from the informality of its pages. The illustrations are beautiful and very varied but all contribute to the relaxed and informal aesthetic. Nothing in the book is uniform or regimented allowing the reader to mirror the author in having total freedom with the book. The book is very playful and different to other books.’

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‘Tree of Codes’ by Jonathan Safran Foer

Published by Visual Editions 2010. ISBN 978-0-9565692-1-9

www.visual-editions.com

‘This story is told over a series of incomplete pages. The story itself is complete, the message delivered is complete but the words on each page are sparse. The idea of a book coming from the imagination to plant a seed of a story and then interpreted by another’s to flourish is present in every story. This specific book however does not only allow the story to be imagined but also the book itself.’

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‘Box’ by Chris Bianchi

Self-published as Outlaw books. One of 25 copies printed at the RCA 2005.

www.chrisbianchi.co.uk

‘This book is particularly unusual due to the fact that it’s covers are plain and it’s pages are black. The black pages offer an aspect of uniqueness. Due to all the wording and illustrations being in white, this book gives a real contrast to the norm. The dark brings around the unknown. Taking that in, a large majority of the book is unknown meaning and much is left down to the reader and their interpretations.’

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Jun 19, 2015

New Publication! – On Ridgegrove Hill

  We are very pleased to announce our latest publication! On Ridgegrove Hill is a collection of poems by Alyson Hallett inspired by her time as the second Charles Causley poet-in-residence, the first to live in Causley’s house – Cypress Well – on Ridgegrove Hill in Launceston. Cyprus Well, Causley’s house, is a stepping-down-into house. One step […]

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Pick me up by Anna Kiernan, illustrated by Harriet Lee-Merrion is avaible from Atlantic Press Books.
Jun 01, 2015

Pick Me Up – Interview with Anna Kiernan, Poet.

Anna Kiernan was interviewed by Phyllida Bluemel during the Atlantic Press and Tiny Pencil exhibition last year. Anna is an arts consultant, mother and Senior Lecturer in Writing at Falmouth University. Anna’s new book is an Atlantic press published poetry chapbook, in collaboration with Illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion. Anna’s other books are Voices for Peace (Scribner), Bit […]

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Jun 01, 2015

Illustrators must draw outside the lines to fulfil their creative urges

“When Steve Braund started the Illustration: Authorial Practice MA at University College Falmouth a decade ago, he writes in a new book, the course was intended to “work against the tendency for [illustration] to become a repetitive commodity where the illustrator was presented with an already clearly defined concept”.    Excerpt from Matthew Reisz’s article […]

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