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Architectural Book Works

Many of Guy Begbie’s books are bound using both traditional and less conventional techniques. However, he makes other unique works, folded paper engineered forms and book structures that parody the codex book format.

These works combine paper and cloth based bindery materials with cast elements in plaster, beeswax and lead. These sculptural book objects are made using methods to enable the examination of parallels between book and architectural structures.

These works are intended to conceptually investigate ways in which the book form may hold and contain the experience of buildings and the landscape.

 

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‘Architectural Bookwork” Cast plaster relief map, Cast paper page relief maps & bindery materials  (GB 2000)

 

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‘Architectural Bookwork” Cast plaster Architectural Fixture & bindery materials  (GB 2000)

 

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‘Architectural Bookwork” Cast plaster book block & bindery materials  (GB 2000)

 

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‘Sculptural Architecture’    Stitched, perforated & punched paper stock   (GB 2000)
 
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Untitled Architectural Concertina Structure Book  (GB  2004)

 

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‘Architectural Fixture Bookwork’ Manila  paper stock, book thread (perfect binding): Lead relief map cast & plaster casts  (GB  1998)
 

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‘Architectural Bookwork’ Blank paper stock, book thread & bonding plaster casts  (GB  1999)

 

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‘Architectural Book’ appropriated paper stock, book thread/hemp cord (perfect binding)   (GB  2000)

 

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‘Architectural Book’ appropriated paper stock, book thread/hemp cord (perfect binding)   (GB  2000)

 

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‘Architectural Fixture Bookwork’ Cast paper maps & plaster cast with stitching  (GB 1999)

 

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‘Architectural Book’  Blank paper stock book block, book thread & bonding plaster cast extruded through the book  (GB 1999)

 

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‘Architectural Bookwork’ Appropriated paper stock, book thread (perfect binding) & bonding plaster casts  (GB  1998)

 

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‘Architectural Bookwork’ Appropriated paper stock, book thread (perfect binding) & bonding plaster casts  (GB  1998)

 

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‘Architectural Map Bookwork’ Cast paper maps & plaster casts (front & back) with foil & copper wire stitching  (GB 1999)

 

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‘Architectural Bookwork’ Cast Lead, Plaster & Bindery Materials               (GB 2000)

 

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‘Sculptural Architecture’   Folded and sewn blank paper stock, steel rod, plaster & cement casts   (GB  2015)

 

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‘Sculptural Architecture’   Folded and sewn blank paper stock, steel rod, plaster & cement casts   (GB  2015)
 

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‘Sculptural Paper based Bookwork & Cast Counterpart Cement Form’  (GB  2015)

 

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‘Sculptural Architecture’  Appropriated book, steel rod, lead & plaster casts with ceramic shards   (GB  2009)

 

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‘Architectural Bookwork’  Cast Lead, Beeswax, Plaster & Bindery Materials  (GB 2000)

 

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 ‘Architectural Bookwork’ Appropriated paper stock, book thread (perfect binding) & bonding plaster casts  (GB  1998)

 

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‘Architectural Sculptural Bookwork & Counterpart Concrete Cast’ Additive monotype printed paper stock, book thread (perfect binding) & concrete cast: Source material elements for printing the book work imagery and the counterpart cast mould are derived from corrugated cardboard packaging   (GB  2012)

 

GB Sculptural bookwork and Architectural component casts

‘Architectural Sculptural Bookwork & Counterpart Concrete & Plaster Casts’   (GB  2012)

 

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‘Architectural Bookwork’  Cast Plaster & Bindery Materials  (GB 2000)

 

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‘Architectural Tableau Bookwork’  Paper and card stock  Open Edition  (GB 2017)

 

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