I edited this collection about book destruction with Adam Smyth not Smythe.
A chapter about the book-mangling artist John Latham. Why did he chop them up and pump them full of polyurethane foam? All is revealed here.
I wrote about book jackets for this brilliant collection of essays on OUP. Turns out they are easily the most interesting bit of a book.
Why is Truffaut's film version of Fahrenheit 451 so bonkers?
Because, according to Kittler, books and films hate each other!
Christina Lupton's very clever book 'Reading and the Making of Time in the Eighteenth Century', reviewed for the LA Review of Books
John Latham's Skoob works are strange and brilliant. I wrote about them for the TLS First Person column.
Juliet Fleming's Cultural Graphology is brilliant, especially if you have a thing about black pages.
Weird formats, hidden compartments, binding and disbinding: a TLS bibliography piece on the book as a strange and deceptive box of tricks.
Here's my chapter about Tom McCarthy's novel, Remainder, published in this collection, edited by secret ukulele maestro Dennis Duncan.
I wrote an article in Critical Quarterly about Tom Phillips's amazing a 'treated book', A Humument, which reworks an existing novel.
Book art, reading and an eye-opening trip to the Meermanno museum in The Hague. I wrote this piece for the LRB blog.
Review of Elisabeth Tonnard's Invisible Book. It exists! You just can't see it.
A voyage round the artists book with the ever entertaining Michael Hampton.
A TLS piece reviewing Fantasies of the Library, a collection of art and essays about odd bookspaces.
I went to the Freize Masters Exhibition for TLS First Person. What did I find? Sadly, that I could not afford anything at the Peter Harrington antiquarian book stand.
Here's a thing I wrote about dp houston's unreadable poetry, unreadable because it comes in a sealed box. It's a right old can of worms.