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The Open Daybook Hardcover – November 30, 2010


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About the Author

David P. Earle is a Los Angeles-based writer and artist. His work has been featured at Telic Arts Exchange (Los Angeles), The Fellows of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, CA), and The IFC Center (New York). He is an adjunct faculty member in The School of Critical Studies at CalArts and a faculty member of The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher (November 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935613073
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935613077
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 1, 2010
Format: Hardcover
David P. Earle is responsible for this most entertaining and unique 'calendar' -a book rich in art and ideas and thoughts and concepts from a total of 371 people (some in tandem with others) about whom the following was said by Earle: 'This book introduces you to a time as experienced and envisioned by 365 (an asterisk leads to the bottom of the page note that the number is actually 371) people, one for every day of the year. Over the course of twelve months, they were all given one day, 24 hours, to make a work of art.' What follows is a hefty book filled with a page for every day of the year and on every page is a work of art - photography, collage, drawing, painting, words, designs, rubbings - all ranging from touching to funny to disturbing. The uses of the book is up to the fortunate person who either buys this book or receives as a gift: there is ample room on each page to keep a personal diary, perhaps or perhaps not influenced by the core art on that page. It would be fascinating as a second project for Earle to collect these books after a year has passed and see just how enriched the original concept had become.

At the back of the book, following December 31 page naturally, is a list of all the artists who participated with a very brief but informative note about each. Then to top off the experience, the inside of the front and back covers of the book list in calendar format the names of the artists responsible for each of the pages. It is informative and adds to the fine idea originated by David P Earle, 'an artist and writer who lives in Los Angeles, though his roots are in Chicago'.

History has given us many examples of The Book of Hours, such as the medieval illuminated manuscripts.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Craig Martin on December 6, 2010
Format: Hardcover
A fascinating approach to viewing and interacting with art. The Open Daybook is sure to intrigue and inspire both artists and their admirers. David Earle has put together a truly unique collection of art and presented it in a format that is accessible, playful, and designed to create meaning for the reader. An endlessly creative experience - have fun!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Charles H. Jones on December 1, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Three hundred and Sixty Four pages of great art by great artists (January 20th is missing for some reason). It's a big thick fat large book that is impressive as a gift. I love you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Bagot on January 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book was a gift and it is truly, one of the most inspiring and clever books I've been given. The artwork is broad in style and delightfully evocative. It feels like a work of art unto itself. I hope it is appreciated by others as much as it will be by me. I also hope the editor will continue to produce such thoughtful work. A true gem.
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