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ARTISTS' BOOKS AND BOOKS ON ARTISTS' BOOKS

PUBLISHER
Granary Books

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 7 x 10 in. / 580 pgs / 1 color / 50 bw

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 1999

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781887123297 TRADE
List Price: $44.95 CDN $55.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

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GRANARY BOOKS

Book Of The Book, A

Some Works and Projections about the Book & Writing

By Jerome Rothenberg. Contributions by Steven Clay.

A collection for the general reader and the specialist, A Book of the Book is an accessible and erudite set of readings on the book as a mythic and material object. These texts comprise a vivid exploration of the poetics of the book, a multifaceted study nurtured by the literary and ethnographic scope of its editors' vision, that argues compellingly for the continued survival of this most mundane and metaphoric of artifacts. In a moment when irresponsibly inflammatory ravings about the demise of print rage through the cultural landscape, this collection offers serious reflection upon the real profundity of the book as a symbolic force within the poetic and spiritual imagination that remains the wellspring of human culture. Drawn from diverse realms—of avant-garde art, anthropology, textual criticism, literature, and speculative thought—this will be the definitive collection for decades to come—a volume whose very physical presence in the hand performs the rhetoric of its pages in offering its riches to the reader. - Johanna Drucker

A Book of the Book consists of four sections: "Pre-faces" includes work by Rothenberg, Steve McCaffery, & bp Nichol, Keith A. Smith, Michael Davidson, Anne Waldman, Jacques Derrida, Edmond Jabès (translated by Rosmarie Waldrop), among others; "The Opening of the Field" includes work by Gertrude Stein, William Blake, Susan Howe, Maurice Blanchot, Marjorie Perloff, André Breton and Jerome McGann among others; "The Book is as Old as Fire & Water" includes work on Guruwari designs, novelty books, pattern poetry, celestial alphabets, among others, while "The Book to Come" presents work by Tom Phillips, Johanna Drucker, Alison Knowles, Charles Bernstein, Jess (a complete re-issue of his 1960 work "O!"), Ian Hamilton Finlay, Barbara Fahrner and many others.
Book Of The Book, A

STATUS: Out of print | 10/31/2003

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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: ART

Primetime Contemporary Art

PRIMETIME CONTEMPORARY ART

PRIMARY INFORMATION

ISBN: 9781737797975
USD $20.00
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Pub Date: 4/4/2023
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Moirémotion

MOIRéMOTION

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037786574
USD $30.00
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Pub Date: 9/29/2020
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Dieter Huber: Spirit

DIETER HUBER: SPIRIT

KERBER

ISBN: 9783735607010
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 4/13/2021
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Jim Dine: French, English, A Day Longer

JIM DINE: FRENCH, ENGLISH, A DAY LONGER

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958298675
USD $40.00
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Pub Date: 11/3/2020
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Mentagramm IV

MENTAGRAMM IV

KERBER

ISBN: 9783735607294
USD $49.95
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Pub Date: 4/13/2021
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Gareth Long: Kidnappers Foil

GARETH LONG: KIDNAPPERS FOIL

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867494170
USD $25.00
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Pub Date: 4/20/2021
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Jim Dine: Viral Interest

JIM DINE: VIRAL INTEREST

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958298682
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Pub Date: 6/1/2021
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Jim Dine: Jim Dine Reading (Plus One Song)

JIM DINE: JIM DINE READING (PLUS ONE SONG)

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958298866
USD $25.00
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Pub Date: 2/9/2021
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Eecchhooeess

EECCHHOOEESS

DABA

ISBN: 9781734681703
USD $24.00
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Pub Date: 2/23/2021
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Shirin Azari: Stories of Little and Big Blossoms

SHIRIN AZARI: STORIES OF LITTLE AND BIG BLOSSOMS

EDITION PATRICK FREY

ISBN: 9783906803807
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Pub Date: 5/11/2021
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Hassan Khan: I Saw the World Collapse & It Was Only a Word

HASSAN KHAN: I SAW THE WORLD COLLAPSE & IT WAS ONLY A WORD

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867494248
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Pub Date: 3/9/2021
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Emilio Vavarella: rs548049170_1_69869_TT

EMILIO VAVARELLA: RS548049170_1_69869_TT

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867494293
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Pub Date: 3/30/2021
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