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AMBruno returned to the International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair, Leeds at the Tetley (6 to 8 March 2015) with a new book collection on the theme of Red, exploring red in manifold ways. The collection was selected by Elizabeth James, Senior Librarian, NAL Collections, from initial proposals. www.leedsartbookfair.com

Red was also shown at:

Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE), Arnolfini, Bristol, 11 to 12 April 2015. Arnolfini: BABE

The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, 10 to 13 September 2015. Whitechapel Gallery: The London Art Book Fair

Counter (Plymouth Art Book Fair), KARST, Plymouth, 23 to 24 October 2015. Marco Calí from AMBruno presented a performance lecture entitled Narrative and the Brain. Counter

Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, London, 6 to 7 November 2015. Small Publishers Fair


There are fifteen Red books by fifteen artists:

Karen Blake, Red Lines
Lines must be drawn.
And they can be set in stone.
Red lines are lines of limit.

Kathryn Faulkner, no safe light on
A series of test strips systematically explore how many reds can be generated in a colour darkroom.
Each strip demonstrates what happens when the Cyan, Magenta and Yellow filters are activated by incremental exposure.

Judy Goldhill, Sanguine Shifts
This photo-book pictures encounters with this dangerous colour set loose in the field of this photographer’s vision. On the changing coloured ground there are enumerations from the lived and living world: lava flows; startling earth from Rwanda; the caped leather seat of a Havana taxi; and a bubbling sulphur-rich caldera from Chile.

Barbara Greene, Making Red: Rubia Tinctorum
Rubia Tinctorum is the Latin name for the plant known as Dyer's Madder. Of enormous significance this plant can produce colours in a large range of reds, oranges and browns. The book references the history and uses of this plant, from textiles found in the Pyramids to modern aniline dyes.

Rachael Hand, B Should be Scarlet
A playful look at the world through someone else's eyes.

Danqing Huang, IN/OUT
In The Chinese language 'to turn red' connotes the sense of being/becoming trendy. This book uses the concept of Yin and Yang, in an attempt to demonstrate how trends can be understood through turning the pages.

Saemi Jeon, The red room
The book is the reinterpretation of a novel The Red Room by August Strindberg. The Red Room describes hypocrisy through the eyes of characters such as a journalist, philosopher, painter and actor. A chapter six titled 'the red room' represents the reason why this is called The Red Room and why the room is important for them.

Julie Johnstone, Red
How can red hide? An exercise examining perception, deception, shape-shifting, and the elusive reliability of the human eye.

Katarina Kelsey, Antigone notes
Looking at Hölderlin's translation of Antigone, this book focuses on his disruptive translation of what is usually translated as bad or troubling news to 'red word'. Red, on the cusp of all to happen in Antigone, is realized through the book in Hölderlin's fragments, as shards and catastrophe.

Sharon Kivland, MES MARIANNES
The Parisian sans-culottes displayed their revolutionary ardour and plebeian solidarity in 1789 by wearing the Phrygian cap, the bonnet rouge. Herein there are only women, Mariannes who are all bonnet, who are nothing but phallic silhouettes, which oscillate between difference and equality.

Philip Lee, Peacock
Peacock is a concertina book of 14 red pigmented-ink drawings of the artist's cock, from at rest to erect.
In the state of erection, the penis is the reddest part of a man's body. Animating the movement, the red in the drawings also represents the blood engorging and reddening of the penis during excitation.

Sophie Loss
Death and life. You look but I know. Dead birds do not leave traces. The cherries and redcurrants live forever - they stain, transfer and mark this present. You are holding the closed book, go on open it, and take in what you have caused but not yet witnessed.
Based on still-life painting by Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1712) and possible seepage from it - an encounter of verso and recto pages.

John McDowall, Rubric
The placing of the 'a', indefinite article and first letter of alphabet, in parenthesis simultaneously highlights and displaces it. There is a shifting ambiguity of assimilation between the signifier of colour and reflexively that of the act of reading in the present and, a homonym, in the past.

Peter Rapp, The Communist Manifesto
The Communist Manifesto is one of the most iconic political tracts in modern history. It is presented here in the manner of an illuminated manuscript for the twenty first century.

Altea Grau Vidal, Red Under Black & White
Red is the colour of the experience, the colour of the incisions. The incisions left by words, dots, commas, lines, the marks of the musical language. All signs that module the time and the breath and leave a hint, a resonance, an echo traced in red.

Red poster

Red poster


AMBruno: Red at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red
at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds
Photograph: Cally Trench


Rubric by John McDowall

John McDowall, Rubric


B Should be Scarlet by Rachael Hand

Rachael Hand, B Should be Scarlet

no safe light on by Kathryn Faulkner

Kathryn Faulkner, no safe light on

Sanguine Shifts by Judy Goldhill

Judy Goldhill, Sanguine Shifts

Making Red: Rubia Tinctorum by Barbara Greene

Barbara Greene, Making Red: Rubia Tinctorum

B Should be Scarlet by Rachael Hand

Rachael Hand, B Should be Scarlet

IN/OUT by Danqing Huang

Danqing Huang, IN/OUT

The red room by Saemi Jeon

Saemi Jeon, The red room

Red by Julie Johnstone

Julie Johnstone, Red

Antigone notes by Katarina Kelsey

Katarina Kelsey, Antigone notes

MES MARIANNES by Sharon Kivland

Sharon Kivland, MES MARIANNES

Peacock by Philip Lee

Philip Lee, Peacock

Death and life. You look but I know. by Sophie Loss

Sophie Loss, Death and life. You look but I know.

Red Lines by Karen Blake

Karen Blake, Red Lines

The Communist Manifesto by Peter Rapp

Peter Rapp, The Communist Manifesto

Red Under Black & White by Altea Grau Vidal

Altea Grau Vidal, Red Under Black & White

AMBruno: Red at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red
at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red
at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red
at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red
at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red
at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red
at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red
at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red at BABE
Arnolfini, Bristol, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2015
Photograph: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery 2015
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery 2015
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery 2015
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery 2015
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery 2015
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery 2015
Photograph: Judy Goldhill

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery 2015
Photograph: Judy Goldhill

AMBruno: Red at Counter, KARST

AMBruno: Red at Counter, KARST 2015
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at Counter, KARST

AMBruno: Red at Counter, KARST 2015
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at Counter, KARST

AMBruno: Red at Counter, KARST 2015
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at Small Publishers Fair, London

AMBruno: Red at Small Publishers Fair, London 2015
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at Small Publishers Fair, London

AMBruno: Red at Small Publishers Fair, London 2015
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at Small Publishers Fair, London

AMBruno: Red at Small Publishers Fair, London 2015
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at Small Publishers Fair, London

AMBruno: Red at Small Publishers Fair, London 2015
Photograph: Sophie Loss

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