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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

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 | Awaiting stock
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 | In 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


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


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


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


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


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


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 | In stock
ISBN 9783865608703 | $39.95


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 | In stock
ISBN 9783037640753 | $55.00


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


In Numbers
In Numbers
JRP|RINGIER

Slip Hbk, 8.75 x 12.25 in. / 504 pgs / 300 color. | 3/31/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783037640852 | $90.00


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


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


Kris Martin: Idiot
Kris Martin: Idiot
ASPEN ART PRESS

Flexi, 4.25 x 5.75 in. / 1,496 pgs. | 11/30/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9780934324458 | $15.00


Fallen Books
Fallen Books
ONESTAR PRESS

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


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


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


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


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


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 | In stock
ISBN 9782915359312 | $45.00


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 | Not available
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 | Not available
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 | Awaiting stock
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 | Not available
ISBN 9783905701456 | $38.00


No Longer Innocent: Book Art In America 1960-1980
No Longer Innocent: Book Art In America 1960-1980
GRANARY BOOKS

Paperback, 7 x 10 in. / 350 pgs / 20 color / 95 bw. | 7/15/2005 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781887123716 | $39.95


Paul Etienne Lincoln: The Purification Of Fagus Sylvatica Var Pendula
Paul Etienne Lincoln: The Purification Of Fagus Sylvatica Var Pendula
GRANARY BOOKS/CORACLE

Clothbound, 9 x 8.5 in. / 48 pgs / 50 bw. | 11/2/2004 | In stock
ISBN 9781887123686 | $35.00


The Century Of Artists' Books
The Century Of Artists' Books
GRANARY BOOKS

Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 378 pgs / 200 bw. | 11/2/2004 | In stock
ISBN 9781887123693 | $29.95


Annotated Catalogue Raisonné Of The Books By Martin Kippenberger 1977-1997
Annotated Catalogue Raisonné Of The Books By Martin Kippenberger 1977-1997
D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.

Clothbound, 8.25 x 11 in. / 368 pgs / 150 color / 46 bw. | 3/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9781891024658 | $55.00


Girl's Life, A
Girl's Life, A
GRANARY BOOKS

Paperback, 7 x 10 in. / 48 pgs / 40 color. | 5/2/2002 | In stock
ISBN 9781887123563 | $24.95






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