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Artist's Books Library

Artist's Books Library

While important precedents can be found for the artist’s book in numerous Futurist, Dada, Surrealist and Situationist publications, the book as a medium equivalent to painting or sculpture was consolidated in the early 1960s, its leading exponents being Ed Ruscha, Sol Lewitt and Dieter Roth. In her seminal history of the form, The Century of Artist’s Books, Johanna Drucker writes: “In the 1960s books as an artist’s medium took off in the United States and Europe. They fit the sensibility of the 1960s alternative scene, whether produced independently by artists or by galleries as an extension of an exhibition, also giving rise to the hybrid genre of the catalogue as artist’s book.” In the 70s, artist’s books gained further hybridity in the uses of print for feminist art and activism, punk (and zine culture generally) and the early mergings of comic books with “high art.” Today, though no reliable definition of the parameters of an artist’s book exists, the ubiquity of the term and such events as Printed Matter’s New York Artist’s Book Fair attests to its massive international expansion as a practice at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Artist's Books Library

Featured images are from Ray Johnson's Book About Death, September 10, 1963 and May 8, 1964 issues, respectively. They are reproduced from In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955, edited by Andrew Roth and Philip Aarons.



Artists' Books: Recommended Reading & Exhibition Catalogs

Aaron Curry: Boxxes
Aaron Curry: Boxxes
UCCA/KOENIG BOOKS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 144 pgs / 143 color. | 4/28/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863356231 | $30.00


Sterling Ruby: LA/BJ
Sterling Ruby: LA/BJ
UCCA/KOENIG BOOKS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 144 pgs / 60 color / 20 bw. | 4/28/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863356217 | $30.00


Matthew Monahan: Square Garden
Matthew Monahan: Square Garden
UCCA/KOENIG BOOKS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 256 pgs / 51 color. | 4/28/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863356224 | $30.00


Ryan Trecartin: Yet
Ryan Trecartin: Yet
UCCA/KOENIG BOOKS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 96 pgs / 103 color. | 4/28/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863356262 | $30.00


Kathryn Andrews: Strip
Kathryn Andrews: Strip
UCCA/KOENIG BOOKS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 246 pgs / 36 bw. | 4/28/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863356279 | $30.00


Kaari Upson: The House
Kaari Upson: The House
UCCA/KOENIG BOOKS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 130 color / 65 bw. | 4/28/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863356248 | $30.00


Alex Israel: Alex Israel's Sticker Book
Alex Israel: Alex Israel's Sticker Book
UCCA/KOENIG BOOKS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 28 pgs / 18 color. | 4/28/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863356255 | $30.00


Cory Arcangel: All The Small Things
Cory Arcangel: All The Small Things
KOENIG BOOKS

Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 144 pgs / 74 color / 22 bw. | 8/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355456 | $45.00


Saul Steinberg
Saul Steinberg
NIEVES

Slip, Pbk, 4 vols, 9 x 10 in. / 72 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 1/27/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783905999563 | $60.00


William Kentridge: Secondhand Reading
William Kentridge: Secondhand Reading
FOURTHWALL BOOKS

Clth, 8 x 11 in. / 800 pgs / 800 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780992226312 | $85.00


Reinier Gerritsen: The Last Book
Reinier Gerritsen: The Last Book
APERTURE

Hbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 240 pgs / 45 color. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781597112703 | $65.00


Robert Frank: Household Inventory Record
Robert Frank: Household Inventory Record
STEIDL

Hbk, 5.75 x 11.25 in. / 83 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 12/15/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9783869306605 | $35.00


Mangini Studio
Mangini Studio
CANDELA BOOKS

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 96 pgs / 54 color. | 12/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780984573943 | $55.00


Album
Album
PRIMARY INFORMATION/TEKNISK INDUSTRI AS

Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 430 pgs / 420 color. | 12/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780985136499 | $30.00


The Book is Alive!
The Book is Alive!
RGAP

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 206 pgs / 26 color / 54 bw / 2 duotone. | 2/28/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780956902450 | $29.95


Ray Johnson: The Paper Snake
Ray Johnson: The Paper Snake
SIGLIO

Hbk, 10.75 x 8.75 in. / 48 pgs / 48 color. | 7/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781938221033 | $34.70


An Anthology of Concrete Poetry
An Anthology of Concrete Poetry
PRIMARY INFORMATION

Pbk, 6.25 x 9.25 in. / 342 pgs / 316 bw. | 2/28/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780985136437 | $28.00


Paul Chan: New New Testament
Paul Chan: New New Testament
SCHAULAGER, LAURENZ FOUNDATION/BADLANDS UNLIMITED

Clth, 7.75 x 10.75 in. / 1082 pgs / 1010 color. | 7/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783952397152 | $252.00


Sophie Calle: Detachment
Sophie Calle: Detachment
ACTES SUD

Clth, 4 x 7.5 in. / 72 pgs / 22 color. | 9/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9782330019808 | $25.00


Sophie Calle: Double Game
Sophie Calle: Double Game
VIOLETTE EDITIONS

Hbk, 5.5 x 7.5 in. / 296 pgs / 85 color / 373 bw. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781900828284 | $39.95


Gilbert & George: Side by Side
Gilbert & George: Side by Side
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hbk, 7.5 x 4.75 in. / 192 pgs / 86 color / Ed of 2,000 signed. | 9/30/2013 | Not available
ISBN 9783863352684 | $95.00


Allan Kaprow: A Bibliography
Allan Kaprow: A Bibliography
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 128 pgs / 111 color / 4 bw. | 3/31/2012 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788896501795 | $35.00


Amaranth Borsuk & Brad Bouse: Between Page and Screen
Amaranth Borsuk & Brad Bouse: Between Page and Screen
SIGLIO

Pbk, 7 x 7 in. / 44 pgs / 16 bw. | 4/30/2012 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780979956287 | $24.95


Anna Craycroft: Developing Patterns
Anna Craycroft: Developing Patterns
EVIL TWIN PUBLICATIONS

Slip Hbk, 5 vols., 5.25 x 7 in. / 130 pgs / 75 color / 75 bw / ltd ed of 300. | 1/15/2012 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780976335559 | $65.00


Peter Downsbrough: The Books, 1968-2010
Peter Downsbrough: The Books, 1968-2010
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 332 pgs / 272 color. | 8/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783775728331 | $45.00


Gilbert & George: Art Titles
Gilbert & George: Art Titles
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 180 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 6/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783865608802 | $19.95


Dieter Roth: Tears in Lucerne
Dieter Roth: Tears in Lucerne
EDIZIONI PERIFERIA

Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 128 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783907474839 | $29.00


Dieter Roth: Das Traenenmeer
Dieter Roth: Das Traenenmeer
EDIZIONI PERIFERIA

CD-Audio, 5.5 x 5.5 in. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783907474846 | $25.00


Erica Van Horn: The Book Remembers Everything
Erica Van Horn: The Book Remembers Everything
GRANARY BOOKS

Hbk, 7 x 5.25 in. / 122 pgs / 112 color / 10 bw. | 1/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9781887123792 | $20.00


Book as Artwork 1960-1972
Book as Artwork 1960-1972
6 DECADES BOOKS

Pbk, 5.5 x 7 in. / 104 pgs. | 1/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780982969403 | $20.00


Ilya Kabakov: Catalogue Raisonné
Ilya Kabakov: Catalogue Raisonné
KERBER

Slip Clth, 9 x 12 in. / 552 pgs / 725 color. | 2/28/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783866783720 | $175.00


Bernadette Corporation: The Complete Poem
Bernadette Corporation: The Complete Poem
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 172 pgs / 40 color. | 4/30/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865608703 | $39.95


Christian Jankowski: Strip The Auctioneer at Christie's
Christian Jankowski: Strip The Auctioneer at Christie's
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / 39 color. | 3/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783865607966 | $35.00


Gerhard Richter: Sindbad
Gerhard Richter: Sindbad
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hbk, 10.25 x 12.5 in. / 116 pgs / illustrated / limited edition of 800 copies. | 3/31/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9783865608192 | $200.00


Sean Landers: [sic]
Sean Landers: [sic]
GLENN HOROWITZ BOOKSELLER

Pbk, 5.5 x 7 in. / 454 pgs. | 7/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780982074787 | $25.00


Kiosk: Modes of Multiplication
Kiosk: Modes of Multiplication
JRP|RINGIER

Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 344 pgs / 70 color / 115 bw. | 3/31/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783037640753 | $55.00


In Numbers
In Numbers
JRP|RINGIER

Slip Hbk, 8.75 x 12.25 in. / 504 pgs / 300 color. | 3/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783037640852 | $90.00


Sol LeWitt: Artist's Books
Sol LeWitt: Artist's Books
EDIZIONI CORRAINI

Pbk, 6.25 x 7.5 in. / 144 pgs / 105 color / 150 bw. | 2/28/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788890345920 | $40.00


Lee Lozano: Notebooks 1967-70
Lee Lozano: Notebooks 1967-70
PRIMARY INFORMATION

Pbk, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 224 pgs / 108 bw. | 4/30/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9780978869762 | $24.00


Hans-Peter Feldmann: Voyeur
Hans-Peter Feldmann: Voyeur
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 4.25 x 6.5 in. / 265 pgs / 800 bw. | 3/31/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783865606587 | $19.95


Olafur Eliasson: Printed Matter
Olafur Eliasson: Printed Matter
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 142 pgs / 100 color. | 2/28/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783865607003 | $49.95


Yoko Ono: The Other Rooms
Yoko Ono: The Other Rooms
CHARTA/WUNTERNAUM PRESS

Clth 5.5 x 5.5 in. / 252 pgs. | 1/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9788881587551 | $39.95


Dieter Roth: Advertisements 1971-1972
Dieter Roth: Advertisements 1971-1972
EDIZIONI PERIFERIA

Pbk, 4.5 x 8 in. / 280 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 3/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783907474778 | $19.00


Allen Ruppersberg: You and Me or the Art of Give and Take
Allen Ruppersberg: You and Me or the Art of Give and Take
JRP|RINGIER

Spiralbound, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 192 pgs / 105 color / 60 bw. | 1/31/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783037640647 | $59.00


Alexandre Singh: The Marque of the Third Stripe
Alexandre Singh: The Marque of the Third Stripe
PREROMANBRITAIN & MONITOR GALLERY

Clth, 5.25 x 7.75 in. / 1208 pgs / 18 color / 2008 bw. | 2/28/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9780982139509 | $57.00


Fallen Books
Fallen Books
ONESTAR PRESS

Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 224 pgs / 224 color. | 12/31/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9782915359305 | $40.00


Kris Martin: Idiot
Kris Martin: Idiot
ASPEN ART PRESS

Flexi, 4.25 x 5.75 in. / 1,496 pgs. | 11/30/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9780934324458 | $15.00


Fritz Haeg: The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive
Fritz Haeg: The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive
EVIL TWIN PUBLICATIONS

Clth, 8.5 x 8.5 in. / 380 pgs / 800 color / 90 bw. Limited edition of 500 copie | 7/31/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9780976335511 | $150.00


To Die No More
To Die No More
BLIND PONY BOOKS

Paperback, 5.5 x 6.5 in. / 217 pgs / 25 color / 1 bw. | 3/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9780979972607 | $30.00


Lawrence Weiner: Deep Blue Sky/Light Blue Sky
Lawrence Weiner: Deep Blue Sky/Light Blue Sky
ONESTAR PRESS

Paperback, 5.5 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / 1 color. | 3/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9782915359312 | $45.00


Gelitin: Das Kakabet
Gelitin: Das Kakabet
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hardcover, 9.75 x 12.50 in. / 240 pgs. | 3/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865602336 | $299.00


Paul Chan: The Shadow and Her Wanda
Paul Chan: The Shadow and Her Wanda
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Paperback, 8.25 x 8.25 in. / 64 pgs / 25 bw. | 1/15/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783865602466 | $16.00


Black Noise
Black Noise
JRP|RINGIER

Boxed, 32 volumes, 7 x 10.5 in. / 480 pgs / 32 color / 480 bw. | 3/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783905770940 | $135.00


Robert Frank: Zero Mostel Reads a Book
Robert Frank: Zero Mostel Reads a Book
STEIDL

Hardback, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 40 pgs / 36 tritone. | 4/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9783865215864 | $20.00


Helen Mirra: Cloud, the, 3
Helen Mirra: Cloud, the, 3
JRP|RINGIER/CHRISTOPH KELLER EDITIONS

Hardcover, 5 x 7.5 in. / 304 pgs. | 7/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9783905770179 | $45.00


Some Forms of Availability: Critical Passages on The Book and Publication
Some Forms of Availability: Critical Passages on The Book and Publication
GRANARY BOOKS

Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 176 pgs / 72 color / 24 bw. | 6/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9781887123754 | $25.00


Rodney Graham: The Rodney Graham Songbook
Rodney Graham: The Rodney Graham Songbook
JRP|RINGIER/VANCOUVER SPECIAL SERIES

Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 172 pgs / 40 color / 15 bw / with CD. | 3/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783905770025 | $39.00


Christian Marclay: Shuffle
Christian Marclay: Shuffle
APERTURE

Boxed Set of Cards, 7 x 4.75 in. / 75 pgs / 75 color. | 6/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9781597110389 | $29.95


Oliver Payne & Nick Relph
Oliver Payne & Nick Relph
JRP|RINGIER

Other, 6 x 8.5 in. / 196 pgs / 120 color. | 8/15/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783905701456 | $38.00


0 To 9
0 To 9
UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE/LOST LITERATURE SERIES

Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 650 pgs / 40 bw. | 10/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9781933254203 | $45.00






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