The Book is 1. a technology that applies and advances material and sensory knowledge and experience, 2. a culture, i.e. a process or ongoing occurrences involving human communications. It survives best when physically disseminated as widely as possible or when singular enough to achieve rarefied status.
Tate Shaw is an artist and writer living in Rochester, NY. Cuneiform Press published a collection of his essays on artists’ books, Blurred Library (2017), and his books are in international collections including the Tate Modern, London, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale Special Collections, George Eastman Museum Library, amongst others. Shaw is the Director of Visual Studies Workshop, and an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Brockport where he directs the MFA in Visual Studies at VSW.