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Books and Catalogues About Artists' Books
Books by artists
Call Number: Artist Book 0785
Publication Date: 1981
Books By Artists was made to accompany the exhibition of the same name, curated by Tim Guest. Includes black and white images of artists books and short descriptions of each. The book also includes a translation of Germano Celant’s essay “Book as Artwork: 1960/72”.
Active process : artists' books, photographic & contemporary : the 1987 catalogue
Call Number: ExCat 4231
Publication Date: 1987
Active Process: Artists’ Books, Photographic & Contemporary: the 1987 Catalogue consists of a wide variety of artists’ books and related material produced by Canadian and American artists since 1979. The introduction to the accordion-fold, double-book outlines thematic concerns related to artists’ book production including photography, autobiography, history, mass media and feminism.
Call Number: N910 .O7 A525 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Complete catalogue entries of one hundred exemplary artist books, multiples, recordings, et cetera, found within the Art Metropole Collection at the National Gallery. Produced on the occasion of the ‘Top 100’ exhibition at the National Gallery, 2006-07.
Call Number: N6496.3 .G3 K3718 2012 v.1
Publication Date: 2012-09-30
This volume brings together essays, artists’ projects, and the core themes of Documenta 13. Documenta 13: The Book of Books reproduces the entire series of publications 100 Notes-100 Thoughts, either as facsimiles or with entirely new layouts, and contains essays from Docuenta 13’s Artistic Director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Chus Martinez, Franco Berardi, and others. Also included are statements from some of the festival’s agents and advisors, illustrated biographies of all participating artists, and a catalogue of the displayed works.
Call Number: N6537 .N43 A4 2005
Publication Date: 2005-06-24
This catalogue presents Manuel Neri’s few and scarcely documented artists’ books. Neri’s artists’ books represent long collaborative processes between the artist and author. The catalogue also includes an Introduction by Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator-in-Charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts and an essay by Bruce Nixon on Manuel Neri’s artists’ book collaborations.
Artists' Books : a critical anthology and sourcebook
Call Number: N7433.3 .A755 1985
Publication Date: 1993-01-01
Artists’ Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook includes essays which discuss the ways contemporary artists are using and redefining the book format and examine specific works.
A Century of Artists Books
Call Number: N7433.3 .C38 1994
Publication Date: 2002-07-02
A Century of Artists’ Books was published in 1994 to accompany the exhibition at The MOMA, New York. This book is an extensive survey of modern illustrated books and includes artists such as Barbara Kruger, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and writers such as Guillaume Apollinarie and Susan Sontag.
The Book on Books on Artists Books
Call Number: N7433.3 .D47 2013
Publication Date: 2014-02-28
"The Book on Books on Artists' Books is a bibliography of books, pamphlets and catalogues on artists' books. It takes stock of a wide variety of publications on artist's books since the early 1970s to draw attention to the kind of documentary trace of distribution, circulation and reception they represent"--Introduction.
The Century of Artists' Books
Call Number: N7433.3 .D783 1995
Publication Date: 1995-07-02
"Johanna Drucker's The Century of Artists' Books is the seminal full-length study of the development of artists' books as a twentieth-century art form. By situating artists' books within the context of mainstream developments in the visual arts, Drucker raises critical and theoretical issues as well as providing a historical overview of the medium. Within its pages, she explores more than two hundred individual books in relation to their structure, form, and conceptualization. This latest edition of the book features a new preface by Drucker and includes an introduction by New York Times senior art critic Holland Cotter." -- Amazon.com
The Cutting Edge of Reading Artists' Books
Call Number: N7433.3 .H824 1999
Publication Date: 1999-04-02
This volume expands upon Renée Riese Hubert’s Surrealism and the Book, focusing on recent and contemporary artists’ books. It provides in-depth analysis of individual artists’ books while establishing an international 20th century overview.
Artists' Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000
Call Number: N7433.3 .J64 2002
Publication Date: 2001-12-01
This volume presents the best of the Logan Collection, a collection which surveys late nineteenth and twentieth-century developments in the artists’ book genre. Artists’ Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000: the Reva and David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books celebrates publications from the most prestigious publishers and well-known artists (such as Picasso, Kandinsky, Matisse, and more) of the 20th century.
Artist - Author
Call Number: N7433.3 .L37 1998
Publication Date: 1998-02-01
Compiled by Lauf, an independent art historian and Phillpot, a former librarian at the MOMA, Contemporary Artists’ Books contains essays and images of artists’ books (from fanzines to books of visual poetry, sketchbooks to illustrated books, commercial fashion catalogs to photo albums). The book presents the multiple styles and various concerns of the contemporary creative community.
Booktrek : selected essays on artists' books (1972-2010)
Call Number: N7433.3 .P45 2013
Publication Date: 2013
"Clive Phillpot has been a tireless advocate for the artist’s book for more than 40 years--both as a critic, curator and editor, and in his tenure as director at the library of The Museum of Modern Art in the late 1970s, where he built the library’s collection of artist’s books and mapped out the field with influential essays that traced its ancestry and distinguished it from seemingly similar genres such as the livre d’artiste. As he has delineated the genre: “Artists’ books are understood to be books or booklets produced by the artist using mass-production methods, and in (theoretically) unlimited numbers, in which the artist documents or realizes art ideas or artworks.” Also collaborating with Printed Matter and Franklin Furnace, among other places dedicated to the medium of the book, Phillpot helped raise awareness of artists’ books, endowing them with the critical credentials to enter the collections of museums. Booktrek gathers for the first time Phillpot’s essays on the definition and development of artists’ books from 1972 to the present--historical texts, manifestos, catalogue entries and essays on works by Ed Ruscha, Sol LeWitt, Dieter Roth and Richard Long. Booktrek will prove an invaluable reference for all those interested in the evolution of the artist’s book, and offers a crucial account of the genre’s ascent." -- Amazon.com
Cover to Cover
Call Number: N7433.3 .P47 2002
Publication Date: 2003-03-02
Cover to Cover: The Artists’ Book In Perspective looks at the history of artists’ books within an art historical context. The volume concentrates particularly on artists’ book creation during the conceptual art movement and describes the main motives of publishers, collectors, and buyers, pinpointing the distinctions and connections between artists’ books and catalogues. Rob Perrée also considers issues of presentation and offers a prediction about the future of the artist’s book.
Various Small Books : Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha
Call Number: N7433.3 .T38 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-01
"In the 1960s and 1970s, the artist Ed Ruscha created a series of small photo-conceptual artist's books, among them Twentysix Gas Stations, Various Small Fires, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Thirtyfour Parking Lots, Real Estate Opportunities, and A Few Palm Trees. Featuring mundane subjects photographed prosaically, with idiosyncratically deadpan titles, these "small books" were sought after, collected, and loved by Ruscha's fans and fellow artists. Over the past thirty years, close to 100 other small books that appropriated or paid homage to Ruscha's have appeared throughout the world. This book collects ninety-one of these projects, showcasing the cover and sample layouts from each along with a description of the work. It also includes selections from Ruscha's books and an appendix listing all known Ruscha book tributes. These small books revisit, imitate, honor, and parody Ruscha in form, content, and title. Some rephotograph his subjects: Thirtyfour Parking Lots, Forty Years Later. Some offer a humorous variation: Various Unbaked Cookies (which concludes, as did Ruscha's Various Small Fires, with a glass of milk), Twentynine Palms (twenty-nine photographs of palm-readers' signs). Some say something different: None of the Buildings on Sunset Strip. Some reach for a connection with Ruscha himself: 17 Parked Cars in Various Parking Lots Along Pacific Coast Highway Between My House and Ed Ruscha's. With his books, Ruscha expanded the artist's field of permissible subjects, approaches, and methods. With VARIOUS SMALL BOOKS, various artists pay tribute to Ed Ruscha and extend the legacy of his books." -- Amazon.com
The Book As Art
Call Number: N7433.35 .U6 W37 2006
Publication Date: 2006-10-12
Accompanying the 2006 exhibition of the same name at the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, The Book as Art: Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts presents over 100 women’s artist books created by major fine artists and distinguished book artists. The book consists of illustrations and descriptions of the works including reflections by their makers, an introduction by best-selling author Audrey Niffenegger, and essays by leading scholars.
Kiosk: Modes of Multiplication
Call Number: Z286 .A77 K5 2009
Publication Date: 2010-03-31
Christoph Keller’s famous archive contains more than 7000 publications by approximately 500 independent art publishing projects (non commercial publishers, magazines, fanzines, newspapers, journals, audio and video labels, corporate and institutional publishing, etc). The archive focuses on publishing possibilities and the strategies of the editors, publishers, designers, and multipliers of artist publications.
No Longer Innocent
Call Number: Z1033 .F5 B75 2005
Publication Date: 2005-07-15
No Longer Innocent: Book Art In America: 1960-1980 addresses the history of the artists’ book and aims to identify its role within a contemporary art context. The scholar and curator Betty Bright identifies three distinct types of artists’ books (the fine press book, the deluxe book, and the bookwork), examines how artists’ books have responded to specific movements, and covers important supporters of the form.
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