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Artists' Books: Drawing


The following books feature drawing as a primary thematic. Some ask the viewer to draw, others showcase their own drawings. Click here for a complete list.


Reading List

Albrecht, Amber. Idyll. Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly, 2012. Print. Artist Book 0705.

Anderson, Laurie. Night Life. Gottingen, Germany: Edition 7L, 2006. Print. Artist Book 0331.

Applebroog, Ida. A Performance : Ida Applebroog. New York: Dyspepsia Works, 1979. Print. Artist Book 0110.

Beingrich. Lethbridge, AB: Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 2003. Print. Artist Book 0059.

Berthier, Julian. Nothing Special. Ed. Christoph Keller. Zürich: JPR Ringier, Christoph Keller Editions, 2007. Print. Artist Book 0379.

C.F. Sediment. Brooklyn: PictureBox, 2011. Print. Artist Book 0674.

Chan, Paul. The Essential and Incomplete Sade for Sade’s Sake. New York: Badlands Unlimited, 2010. Print. Artist Book 0565.

Dzama, Marcel. Marcel Dzama: Behind Every Curtain. New York: David Zwirner, 2011. Print. Artist Book 0616.

Fischli, Peter. Will Happiness Find Me? London: Alberta Press, 2003. Print. Artist Book 0054.

FUKT & D : Drunk on Dreams. Berlin: FUKT Magazine, 2007. Print. Artist Book 0387.

Giezendanner, Ingo. GRR30 : Urban Recordings. Zurich: Passenger Books, 2006. Print. Artist Book 0439.

Hermant, Sydney. Aunt Maud’s Scrapbook. Ed. Christoph Keller and Kathy Slade. Vancouver: ECI Press, 2006. Print. Artist Book 0173.

Hein, Jeppe. Today I’m feeling … Paris, France : Onestar Press, 2014. Print. Artist Book 1128.

Hwan Kim, Sung. Ki-da Rilke. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2001. Print. Artist Book 0675.

Lurie, John. Learn to Draw : Volume One. Cologne: Walther König, 2006. Print. Artist Book 0337.

Lewitt, Sol. Six Wall Drawings : Arcs with Straight Lines, Not-straight Lines and Broken Lines. Huston, Texas: Cusack Gallery, 1973. Print. Artist Book 0085.

Lewitt, Sol. Wall Drawings : Seventeen Squares of Eight Feet with Sixteen Lines and One Arc. Sept. 16 to Oct. 14, 1973. Portland, Oregon: Portland Center for the Visual Arts, 1973. Print. Artist Book 0084.

Maximo, Gloria, et al. Yemenwed. Brooklyn, NY: The Information Zone, 2007. Print.

McLean, Jason and Mark Delong. Melanie Sheepwash. Vancouver: Nieves, 2007. Print. Artist Book 0326.

McLean, Jason. Wooden Heart. Vancouver: Jason McLean, 2007. Print. Artist Book 0418.

McLean, Jason. You Are so Far Away. Vancouver: Jason McLean, n.d. Print. Artist Book 0419.

Merz, Mario. Fibonacci 1202. Torino, Italy: Sperone, 1972. Print. Artist Book 0028.

Morstad, Julie. Milk Teeth and Others. Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly, 2007. Print. Artist Book 0383.

Oishi, Akinori. Ma Vie Avec Du Riz. Zurich: Mini Spielzeung, 2009. Print. Artist Book 0510.

Ono, Yoko. Grapefruit : A Book of Instructions and Drawings. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. Print. Artist Book 0669.

Phelps, Danica. A Book of D’s. New York: Volume Editions, 2005. Print. Artist Book 0161.

Phillips, Louise. 50/50 Draw: the Book. Vancouver: Six Dots Press, 2010. Print. Artist Book 0486.

Polke, Sigmar. Stenoblock 1970. Bonn, Germany: Erhard Klein, 1990. Print. Artist Book 0267.

Rüegg, Niklaus. Spuk. Zurich: Autorinnen und Autoren, Edition Fink, 2004. Print. Artist Book 0061.

Schagerl, Claire, Pax Lyle and Lori Kiessling. Dreamhouse. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. Artist Book 0425.

Shrigley, David. David Shrigley’s Worried Noodles. CD and book. N.p: TomLab, 2007. Artist Book 0373.

Warwicker, John. The Floating World: Ukiyo-e / A Tomato Project. Ed. Michael Mack. Göttingen: Steidl, 2008. Print. Artist Book 0477.

Shapiro, Mahla. Vancouver Happenings. Vancouver: Mahla Shapiro, 2010. Print. Artist Book 0537.

Weiwei, Ai. Fragments: Beijing 2006. Beijing: Galerie Urs Meile, 2006. Print. Artist Book 0393.

Wiseman, Ari. Matthew Monahan : Five Years, Ten Years, Maybe Never: MOCA Focus. Ed. Elizabeth Hamilton. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007. Print. Artist Book 0321.

Yusuke, Gunji. Drawing. Tokyo, Japan: Gunji Yusuke, 2007. Print. Artist Book 0398.       604-844-3840        520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC