Artist’s Book Club October about Irma Boom
This month the session of our Artist’s Book Club was entitled ‘Building Books’ and we discusses the work of graphic designer Irma Boom. This time our Ivorypress designer Joana Bravo led the session. After getting to know a set of about 10 books from the Ivorypress Collection, an interesting debate arose around the question if the is an artistic intention is to be interpreted in Irma Boom’s publications (even if this prolific designer states very clearly that she hasn’t).
The Ivorypress Artist’s Book Club meets every second Tuesday of the month at Ivorypress at noon to view an artist’s book or a selection of books by an author from its collection.
The Ivorypress Artist’s Book Collection is comprised of works by more than eighty national and international artists, including early precedents and key works from the history of artists books, as well as recent examples. The collection is a reflection of Ivorypress founder and director Elena Ochoa Foster’s passion for artists’ books, which brings together some of the most unique books in artistic production from the nineteenth century to the present day.