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Books in the Wild

Keri Schroeder

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Books in the Wild is a podcast investigating the hidden stories behind books and printed matter. Instead of reviewing books for solely on their written content, we try to offer varying perspectives on everything from conception to creation to reception. This is a podcast about book arts: letterpress printing, bookbinding, artists' books, small press and independent publishing, and stories from book history.

Latest Episodes

Episode 12: Book Talk with BookLab II

We at BookLab II have just returned from a fabulous but exhausting trip to the CODEX Symposium and Book Fair, held every other year in the Bay Area, California. Today I am joined by my fellow BookLab colleagues: Craig Jensen, conservator, master-binder and founder of BookLab, and Marc Hammonds, limited-edition binder and official BookLab apprentice. This episode is a conversation all about CODEX, book arts in general, how we discovered book arts, and maybe even a little book art gossip!

-1 sMAR 4
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Episode 12: Book Talk with BookLab II

Fake News(papers)!

If you've ever watched any television shows or movies ever, you may have seen a familiar looking newspaper read by many fictional characters for decades. This exact same newspaper has been spotted in Scrubs, Modern Family, No Country for Old Men, Everyone Hates Chris, Back to the Future, Desperate Housewives, Charmed, That 70’s Show, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and even classics like Citizen Cane and Cincinnati Kid. Is this a newspaper conspiracy? No, not really. It is a stock item printed by the Earl Hays Press in California, a specialty shop that creates film props such as stock newspapers and recreations of "real" newspapers. fictional brands and products, and even fake IDs and currency. In this episode, we will dive a little deeper into the legendary newspaper, and the dos and don'ts of printing film props.

-1 s2018 MAR 13
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Fake News(papers)!

Episode 10: Unreadable Books

Today’s episode is all about unreadable books. What does it mean to read? How do we garner read meaning from text written in a language that we do not understand? Today We will talk about the process of reading, and I have some fun historical and contemporary examples of indecipherable books, including the mysterious Voynich Manuscript, Codex Seraphinianus, and contemporary works by book artists Heather Peters and Timothy Ely.

-1 s2017 DEC 26
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Episode 10: Unreadable Books

Episode 9: A Guide to Witch Hunting - The Malleus Maleficarum

Now that we are in October, we are getting into the Halloween spirit by talking about an infamous book called The Malleus Maleficarum, also known as The Hammer of Witches. A book responsible for fueling the heinous witch trials throughout medieval Europe for centuries. We delve into book history and talk about the author and inquisitor Heinrich Kramer. Then we have a fantastic interview with rare books librarian Karen Wahl about her research on the printing developments of the Malleus Maleficarum, and a talk with writer and translator Valarie Williams about an 20th century supernatural scholar named Montague Summers. For this episode, what I originally thought would be a fun witchy romp through book history, ended up being a little heavy, more than a little misogynistic, and a lot uncomfortable. So, I won't be getting into the gory details about the European witch trials on this podcast, but choosing to mainly focus on the Malleus Maleficarum itself and its author. There are plenty ...

38 MIN2017 OCT 30
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Episode 9: A Guide to Witch Hunting - The Malleus Maleficarum

Episode 8: Book Art Basics Trivia

What is book art exactly? What is an artist book? Are all art books book art? What do you mean by "codex"? Or livre d'artiste? Are you making these words up? I've been getting questions like these for the past seven episodes or so. So today we are starting at the beginning with Book Art Trivia with artists Ariel Hansen Strong and Faith Hale

33 MIN2017 SEP 22
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Episode 8: Book Art Basics Trivia

Episode 7: An Interview with Lyall Harris

Lyall Harris is a book artist, writer and painter who lives and works in Charlottesville, VA, and Florence, Italy. Lyall's artwork has been exhibited in more than one hundred solo and juried group shows and recognized with over twenty awards. She has been the recipient of fellowships at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, NALL Foundation in Vence, France, and San Francisco's Grabhorn Institute. Lyall is also the co-founder and co-editor of The Sigh Press literary and art journal in Florence, Italy. Meeting Places/Luoghi d’incontro is the collaborative work by Lyall and Florence, Italy-based book artist and printmaker Patricia Silva. After having met in Florence, Lyall Harris and Patricia Silva embarked on a series of twelve collaborative book art projects since 2014.The artists set constraints for the process, both of materials and time, which forced them to work in an immediate, intuitive and exploratory way. The varied work addresses issues and histories from their shared and ...

37 MIN2017 AUG 18
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Episode 7: An Interview with Lyall Harris

Episode 6: Detective Pilcrow and the Search for Missing Punctuation

Today we are on the hunt for missing punctuation. Like many letters and even entire words, quite a few good punctuation marks have been lost to modern English. In this episode, we’re going to track down some forgotten and elusive marks, from the mysterious Pilcrow to the playful interrobang. Today I have a very exciting noir-themed audio drama filled with questionable acting and an unforgivable amount of punctuation puns.

37 MIN2017 JUL 12
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Episode 6: Detective Pilcrow and the Search for Missing Punctuation

Episode 5: The Sleeper Hoax Booklet

For his 90th birthday in February 1913, renowned British naturalist and evolutionary biologist Alfred Russel Wallace received a mysterious package containing a small booklet called Shall We Have Common Sense. This booklet, dated 1849, contained essays on evolution through natural selection and germ theory. If this booklet is authentic, it precedes Darwin and Wallace’s publications on evolution by a decade, and Louis Pasteur’s writings on germ theory by nearly two decades. Is it a genuine remarkable discovery? Is it an elaborate and confusing hoax? Join in on the investigation as we explore some intriguing characters like the eccentric atheist George Washington Sleeper, British naturalists Alfred Russel Wallace and Edward B. Poulton, and a mysterious little booklet that could change the history of evolutionary theory.

17 MIN2017 MAY 28
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Episode 5: The Sleeper Hoax Booklet

Episode 4: A Commonplace Audiobook / Overcoming Creative Block

A commonplace audiobook

44 MIN2017 APR 25
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Episode 4: A Commonplace Audiobook / Overcoming Creative Block

Episode 3: Artist Talk with Julie Chen

Artist Talk with Book Artist Julie Chen at University of Washington on March 16, 2017 during the reception for "Every Moment in a Book: Three Decades of Work by Julie Chen"

54 MIN2017 MAR 30
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Episode 3: Artist Talk with Julie Chen

Latest Episodes

Episode 12: Book Talk with BookLab II

We at BookLab II have just returned from a fabulous but exhausting trip to the CODEX Symposium and Book Fair, held every other year in the Bay Area, California. Today I am joined by my fellow BookLab colleagues: Craig Jensen, conservator, master-binder and founder of BookLab, and Marc Hammonds, limited-edition binder and official BookLab apprentice. This episode is a conversation all about CODEX, book arts in general, how we discovered book arts, and maybe even a little book art gossip!

-1 sMAR 4
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Episode 12: Book Talk with BookLab II

Fake News(papers)!

If you've ever watched any television shows or movies ever, you may have seen a familiar looking newspaper read by many fictional characters for decades. This exact same newspaper has been spotted in Scrubs, Modern Family, No Country for Old Men, Everyone Hates Chris, Back to the Future, Desperate Housewives, Charmed, That 70’s Show, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and even classics like Citizen Cane and Cincinnati Kid. Is this a newspaper conspiracy? No, not really. It is a stock item printed by the Earl Hays Press in California, a specialty shop that creates film props such as stock newspapers and recreations of "real" newspapers. fictional brands and products, and even fake IDs and currency. In this episode, we will dive a little deeper into the legendary newspaper, and the dos and don'ts of printing film props.

-1 s2018 MAR 13
Comments
Fake News(papers)!

Episode 10: Unreadable Books

Today’s episode is all about unreadable books. What does it mean to read? How do we garner read meaning from text written in a language that we do not understand? Today We will talk about the process of reading, and I have some fun historical and contemporary examples of indecipherable books, including the mysterious Voynich Manuscript, Codex Seraphinianus, and contemporary works by book artists Heather Peters and Timothy Ely.

-1 s2017 DEC 26
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Episode 10: Unreadable Books

Episode 9: A Guide to Witch Hunting - The Malleus Maleficarum

Now that we are in October, we are getting into the Halloween spirit by talking about an infamous book called The Malleus Maleficarum, also known as The Hammer of Witches. A book responsible for fueling the heinous witch trials throughout medieval Europe for centuries. We delve into book history and talk about the author and inquisitor Heinrich Kramer. Then we have a fantastic interview with rare books librarian Karen Wahl about her research on the printing developments of the Malleus Maleficarum, and a talk with writer and translator Valarie Williams about an 20th century supernatural scholar named Montague Summers. For this episode, what I originally thought would be a fun witchy romp through book history, ended up being a little heavy, more than a little misogynistic, and a lot uncomfortable. So, I won't be getting into the gory details about the European witch trials on this podcast, but choosing to mainly focus on the Malleus Maleficarum itself and its author. There are plenty ...

38 MIN2017 OCT 30
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Episode 9: A Guide to Witch Hunting - The Malleus Maleficarum

Episode 8: Book Art Basics Trivia

What is book art exactly? What is an artist book? Are all art books book art? What do you mean by "codex"? Or livre d'artiste? Are you making these words up? I've been getting questions like these for the past seven episodes or so. So today we are starting at the beginning with Book Art Trivia with artists Ariel Hansen Strong and Faith Hale

33 MIN2017 SEP 22
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Episode 8: Book Art Basics Trivia

Episode 7: An Interview with Lyall Harris

Lyall Harris is a book artist, writer and painter who lives and works in Charlottesville, VA, and Florence, Italy. Lyall's artwork has been exhibited in more than one hundred solo and juried group shows and recognized with over twenty awards. She has been the recipient of fellowships at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, NALL Foundation in Vence, France, and San Francisco's Grabhorn Institute. Lyall is also the co-founder and co-editor of The Sigh Press literary and art journal in Florence, Italy. Meeting Places/Luoghi d’incontro is the collaborative work by Lyall and Florence, Italy-based book artist and printmaker Patricia Silva. After having met in Florence, Lyall Harris and Patricia Silva embarked on a series of twelve collaborative book art projects since 2014.The artists set constraints for the process, both of materials and time, which forced them to work in an immediate, intuitive and exploratory way. The varied work addresses issues and histories from their shared and ...

37 MIN2017 AUG 18
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Episode 7: An Interview with Lyall Harris

Episode 6: Detective Pilcrow and the Search for Missing Punctuation

Today we are on the hunt for missing punctuation. Like many letters and even entire words, quite a few good punctuation marks have been lost to modern English. In this episode, we’re going to track down some forgotten and elusive marks, from the mysterious Pilcrow to the playful interrobang. Today I have a very exciting noir-themed audio drama filled with questionable acting and an unforgivable amount of punctuation puns.

37 MIN2017 JUL 12
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Episode 6: Detective Pilcrow and the Search for Missing Punctuation

Episode 5: The Sleeper Hoax Booklet

For his 90th birthday in February 1913, renowned British naturalist and evolutionary biologist Alfred Russel Wallace received a mysterious package containing a small booklet called Shall We Have Common Sense. This booklet, dated 1849, contained essays on evolution through natural selection and germ theory. If this booklet is authentic, it precedes Darwin and Wallace’s publications on evolution by a decade, and Louis Pasteur’s writings on germ theory by nearly two decades. Is it a genuine remarkable discovery? Is it an elaborate and confusing hoax? Join in on the investigation as we explore some intriguing characters like the eccentric atheist George Washington Sleeper, British naturalists Alfred Russel Wallace and Edward B. Poulton, and a mysterious little booklet that could change the history of evolutionary theory.

17 MIN2017 MAY 28
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Episode 5: The Sleeper Hoax Booklet

Episode 4: A Commonplace Audiobook / Overcoming Creative Block

A commonplace audiobook

44 MIN2017 APR 25
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Episode 4: A Commonplace Audiobook / Overcoming Creative Block

Episode 3: Artist Talk with Julie Chen

Artist Talk with Book Artist Julie Chen at University of Washington on March 16, 2017 during the reception for "Every Moment in a Book: Three Decades of Work by Julie Chen"

54 MIN2017 MAR 30
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Episode 3: Artist Talk with Julie Chen