Newbown states that this book was made as a response to the dichotomy between the book as an object and as a container of information: “A book is a difficult thing to define because half of it is object and half is an abstract concept. Is a book the sum of certain requisite characteristics? If a book has no pages is it still a book? If it cannot be opened is it still a book? These are the things I like to ask as I make my books. My artist’s books are a way of questioning bookishness".


  • Title: Tennis Ball
  • Creator: Linda Newbown
  • Date Created: 2001
  • Location: State Library of Queensland
  • Subject Keywords: Australian Library of Art, Artist Book, [Tennis ball], Linda Newbown
  • Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. : Boundary Press
  • Rights: Copyright status of this item: Non-exclusive, non-commercial licence for State Library of Queensland held from Linda Newbown.
  • External Link: Access a digital copy online
  • Medium: Yellow tennis ball, cut in half, hinged and pages with text inserted.

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