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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.

Artists' Books: Recommended Reading & Exhibition Catalogs

                                       
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




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

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 144 pgs / 143 color. | 4/28/2015 | In 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 | In 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 | In 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 | In 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 | In 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 | In 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 | In stock
ISBN 9783863356255 | $30.00




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




Dieter Roth & Dorothy Iannone
Dieter Roth & Dorothy Iannone
HOLZWARTH PUBLICATIONS

Hardcover, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 226 pgs / 248 color. | 3/1/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9783935567275 | $45.00




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




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




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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