State Library Victoria
Angela Cavalieri, binding George Matoulas
artist book, 16 folded leaves of linocut prints
State Library Victoria Collection
Photography by State Library Victoria
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Melbourne artist Angela Cavalieri explores the art of storytelling in a visual form, combining text and images drawn from literary, religious and historical sources. Her growing interest in Italian church architecture and symbolism, developed during a residency at the British School of Rome in 2003, can be seen in INRI, a large concertina book of linocuts and that examines the individual letters of the Italian word 'corcifissione' (crucifixion).
The State Library Victoria holds some four hundred books by Australian artists, including Robert Jacks, Bruno Leti, Inge King, Petr Herel, Angela Cavalieri, Peter Lyssiotis, Louise Jennison and Gracia Haby, George Matoulas, Nicholas Jones, and Dianne Longley. Artists' books are generally considered to be books that are made by artists and intended to be viewed as works of art.
The Library's collection of artists' books encompasses a great diversity of approach - some are lavish productions issued in small editions, others are mass produced using affordable processes. Some exist within traditional models of printing and binding, while others redefine the book through the development of unusual forms and the use of new materials.