David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

02 May 2015


Melbourne Art Book Fair
1–3 May
National Gallery of Victoria _ International
180 St Kilda Road

1 Corraini Edizioni (Italy)
2 Hatje Cantz and Distanz Verlag (Germany) 
3 Books at Manic 
4 Focus on Japanese art book publishing presented by Tokyo Art Book Fair and HeHe (Japan) 
5 Printed Matter, Inc. (USA) 
6 City of Literature small press stand 
7 Deanna Hitti 8 Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison 
9 Assemble Papers 
10 MACK (UK) 
11 Idea Books (The Netherlands) 
12 Gagosian (USA) 
13 Uro Publications 
14 The Lytlewode Press 
15 Rainoff 
16 Independent New Zealand publishing presented by DD/MM/YY (New Zealand) 
17 Theo Strasser & Peter Lyssiotis 
18 The Good Copy 
19 Perimeter Books 
20 3-ply 
21 No One Special 
22 The Blackmail 
23 un Magazine 
24 Discipline 
25 Lyn Ashby 
26 Bus Projects 
27 Motto (Germany) 
28 World Food Books 
29 Happy Endin’ 
30 Bloom Publishing 
31 Heavytime Books 
32 Gertrude Contemporary 
33 Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) 
34 West Space 
35 Institute of Modern Art (IMA) (Brisbane) 
36 Surpllus 
37 Particle Books 38 Romantic Press (Japan) 
39 Ilam Press (New Zealand) 
40 Metasenta Books 
41 MONA (Hobart) 
42 Dott Publishing / Art & Australia 
43 Black Inc. / Schwartz City 
44 Thames & Hudson 
45 Momento Pro 
46 Bruno Leti 
47 Emblem Books / Omo Books (Sydney) 
48 Melbourne Books 
49 NGV Design store

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something...