CBAA Journal: Openings

Openings is an annual, online publication that constitutes one of CBAA’s major outreach platforms. The journal publishes critical, historical, and theoretical peer-reviewed articles, book and exhibition reviews, interviews about book art and its pedagogy, and art features. Contributions from diverse perspectives are welcome as are interdisciplinary and international explorations of the relationship of book art to the broader art world including graphic design, printmaking, digital media, creative writing and other textual and/or visual disciplines.

Welcome, Peter Tanner!

The Journal of the College Book Art Association, Openings: Studies in Book Art is thrilled to announce Peter Tanner as Editor for 2021–2024. Peter J. Tanner is an Associate Instructor in Spanish at the University of Utah. He likes long walks through print shops, investigating library special collections, traveling to places that make fantastic books, and meeting book artists of all kinds. His research focuses on the literature and visual culture of Latin America, in particular artists books from Latin America that make use of literary, visual, historical and other materials, examining how they recombine to construct new constellations of meaning. He has a Ph.D. in Spanish literature, an MA in Latin American Art History, and a BFA in Painting and Printmaking.

Please take a moment to welcome Peter to the position, and keep an eye out for new and interesting content being published by the Journal!

CBAA Journal: Current Issue

The journal is now open access!

Our most current issue, Volume 4, Number 1 (2021) of Openings: Studies in Book Art can be accesses by clicking on the link. 

Previous Issues

Volume 1, Number 1 (2012) of Openings: Studies in Book Art can be accessed through the archives on the journal website.

Volume 2, Number 1 (2016), of OpeningsStudies in Book Art can be accessed through the archives on the journal website.

Volume 3, Number 1 (2017), of OpeningsStudies in Book Art can be accessed through the archives on the journal website.

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