I edited this collection about book destruction with Adam Smyth not Smythe.
Why did artist John Latham chop up books and pump them full of polyurethane foam? All is revealed here.
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.
All about book jackets for this brilliant collection of essays on OUP. Turns out they are the most interesting bit of a book.
Fahrenheit 451 media theory, and books and films hating on each other.
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.
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.
'Reading and the Making of Time in the Eighteenth Century', reviewed for the LA Review of Books
Weird formats, hidden compartments, binding and disbinding: a TLS bibliography piece on the book as a strange and deceptive box of tricks.
Antiquarian books and artist's books at the Frieze Masters Exhibition reviewed for TLS First Person.
A thing I wrote about dp houston's unreadable poetry, a right old can of worms.
A review for the TLS about early typography and incunables.
Missing the last train back from Rotterdam was worth it because I got to review this Alejandro Cesarco Exhibition.
All about eighteenth century HTML and this ingenious artists book by Nicholas D. Nace.
In the first lockdown, I did a piece about library books as sources of infection.
Here's a piece about Steve Emmerson's very odd transformation of Milton's poetry into pill form.