"I love the smell of book ink in the morning"
― Umberto Eco
"Each material that goes into the making of something has a characteristic and unique emanation of which the artist must remain cognizant"
― Richard Selzer
Building Bibliophilia is the beginning of an ongoing series of bookbinding workshops hosted and developed by artist and educator Alva Mooses and architect artist and fellow Troels Steenholdt Heiredal, in celebration of the many aspects of the book.
Through their mutual love of books Alva and Troels will develop a workshop series to revolve around the many different aspects of the book – the book as a work of art, as a vessel, as knowledge, as an archive, as structure, as an anti-rocking device, as a gathering of papers, as a thing, as an object and subject at the same time. The book has a capacity to reach across disciplines as no discipline can renounce the book which is what makes it such a universal object/subject.