Past’s Present: Artist’s Books by José Oliveira

Texto de Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso sobre a obra visual de José Oliveira, com destaque para os seus livros de artista. [Ligação para pdf com imagens]

Abstract > José Oliveira is a book artist who takes inspiration from the history and evolution of the Western book and of Western writing. His artist’s books take the form of codices, scrolls and leporellos and embody the beliefs, grief and hopes of their author. They ask us about our conceptions of the book and the nature of reading. They are evidences of their author’s resolute rejection of contemporary techniques applied to books.

Referência > CARDOSO, Catarina Figueiredo. Past’s Present: Artist’s Books by José Oliveira. MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 135-156, nov. 2014. ISSN 2182-8830. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 08 mar. 2018. doi: