The Book Tree Press


Lucy Roscoe
University of Edinburgh


Portfolio, Practice Based, book works, making books


The output is a collection of fifteen creative book works which explore how the formal and sculptural properties of the book can be used to communicate narrative. The research is an iterative, cumulative, practice-based approach to making books, where repetition leads to extended insights. Illustrated books currently sit within several fields including fine art, illustration, and design. Roscoe’s research invests the spaces between these fields to interrogate the way the physical book acts as a form of visual communication through materials, binding, shape, and audience interaction. Individual books from the output have been selected for inclusion in The Liverpool & Knowsley Book Art Exhibition, Kirby Gallery, Knowsley (2019) and ICON 10 Gallery Show, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit (2018). The entire collection has been selected annually, in different iterations, for exhibition at Artists’ BookMarket at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2016–2020).

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30 May 2024


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All text in this portfolio is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. This means you are free to share and adapt this content provided you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. All images in this portfolio are All Rights Reserved. This means the authors retain copyright over original work and it is not permitted to copy or redistribute these images.


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