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This selection of artist books contains a mixture of works that examine sound, the intersection between music and art, and subcultures fostered by music. Click here for a complete list.
Deller, Jeremy. The Uses of Literacy.
Call Number: Artist Book 0521 OS
Publication Date: 1969
Facsimiles of holographs from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, with text by 269 composers, but rearranged using "chance operations."
The uses of literacy
Call Number: Artist Book 0046
Publication Date: 1999
"Jeremy Deller's The Uses of Literacy was originally an exhibition of art works produced by fans of the Manic Street Preachers." -- from cover.
The Rodney Graham songbook : all the words and most of the chords to 36 of the songs : + some covers
Call Number: Artist Book 0346
Publication Date: 2006
"This artists' book, by Rodney Graham, blurs the line between visual art and music by compiling 37 songs from his CDs and records and transcribes them into sheet music with notations for piano, guitar tablature and lyrics. The form is that of a popular songbook, featuring images of the artist, his band and new artwork. The material includes "The Bed Bug," "Love Buzz, And Other Short Songs in the Popular Idiom," "Getting it Together in the Country," "Rock is Hard," and "Never Tell a Pal A Hard Luck Story." Includes audio CD of rare covers and two brand new tracks."-- Specific Object.
I just know that something good is going to happen
Call Number: Artist Book 1288
Publication Date: 2013
”An optimistic collection of eight loose-leaf color posters featuring song lyrics, I Just Know That Something Good Is Going To Happen… features Hundley’s text-based work.”--Exile Book’s website.
Selected Standards: Euan MacDonald
Call Number: Artist Book 0342
Publication Date: 2008-03-01
"The original stack of sheet music included in this book was found in Los Angeles in 2005. With the exception of an addition, the song titles remain in the order in which they were found."--Colophon.
"Selected Standards is produced as part of the exhibition 'Where Flamingos Fly,' curated by Elke Keiper for Stadische Galerie Waldkreiburg."--Colophon.
Call Number: Artist Book 0676 OS
Publication Date: 2012-02-29
Call Number: Artist Book 0340
Publication Date: 2007
"This deck of cards can be used as a musical score." -- Back cover
Robert Ashley: Yes, but Is It Edible?
Call Number: Artist Book 1071 OS
Publication Date: 2014-12-31
Some years ago, Will Holder and Alex Waterman proposed to Robert Ashley that musicians and non-musicians might produce new versions of his operas, by way of typographical scores. The bulk ofYes, But Is It Edible? is a result of that proposal: scores for Dust (1998) and Celestial Excursions (2003). - new documents website
Chloe: the Surreal and Its Echo
Call Number: Artist Book 0719
Publication Date: 2011-10-31
"Chasser Croiser // The Surreal and its echo is an unbroadcast radio sound piece which is linked to the publication of a book inspired by the artist's work ... This book is an echo of the sound work. It is composed of photos taken during tours, as both a DJ and a live musician ..."--P.  of cover.
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