With his show 'BIBLIOCLASM', which ran at the Swiss Church in London in September 2017, Glasgow-based printer, typographer and artist Edwin Pickstone gave the starring role to the gear, tackle and trim of his trade.
Whatever furnishings the Swiss Church usually accomodates (one suspects there isn't much) had been removed to make room for BIBLIOCLASM's eponymous centre-piece.
BIBLIOCLASM is both conceptually and imaginatively open-ended..
The act of government-sponsored biblioclasm
took place again in 1983 when the under-repair building of the library was attacked by the paramilitary forces during 'Black July,' a month-long period of bloodshed, violent riots and anti-Tamil pogrom, which occurred throughout the island.
The Qur'anic biblioclasm
on London stage was bizarre.
Her reading of book 2 of Spenser's Faerie Queene focuses not on the Bower of Bliss and its iconoclasm, but on the library of Eumnestes and the biblioclasm
that haunts the post-Reformation construction of libraries and systems of memorialization.
The four central characters in Corey Redekop's invigorating first novel are bibliognostic bibliophiles, bibliomaniacal and bibliophagic, who work for a bibliopole and indulge in biblioclasm
. They probably read the LRC.
In such sculptural reassemblages, aesthetic power issues from the book's depotentiation as text--and hence from the scandal of biblioclasm
that these works at once enact, invert, and transcend.
Burning Books And Leveling Libraries especially focuses upon incidents of biblioclasm
in the late 20th and earth 21st century.
She first looks at the use of biblioclasm
as a tactic of political or ethnic protest at the local level.