Artists’ Book

Artists' Book

Constructed by Amy Rabas at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago with help from graduate students in Inter-Arts, the artists’ book invites readers to see the page itself as an interface that invites touch and interaction. Animating across its surface, the poems mutate in an ecstatic helix of words that blur the boundary between text and illumination.

Your iPad can be inserted in the back of the book creating a continuous touch-screen interface. Abra invites readers to feel blind impressions, heat-sensitive disappearing ink, and laser-cut openings that allow one to see and interact with the poems mutating on the screen below.


Produced in an edition of 10 copies, of which a handful are still available. Please contact us if you are interested in acquiring or exhibiting Abra.