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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/9/2021

Amy Sillman's 'Faux Pas: Selected Writings and Drawings' is Back in Stock!

Featured spreads are from D.A.P. best-seller Amy Sillman: Faux Pas, Selected Writings and Drawings, back in stock from After 8 Books. This 272-page staff favorite essay collection is funny, insightful and honest—exactly what we want to read right now. "To writers, words are material, their matter, their only stuff," Lynne Tillman writes in her Introduction. "Words have value in themselves, tricky beasts, relished, debated, hated. Amy Sillman values words. Her essays are literary incitements, they’re exciting, and felt. Sillman confers untested, non-consensual, verbal experiments on art, to visual ideas and compositions, to locate newer meanings. Let’s say, Sillman seeks to describe the indescribable, which is all the more strange because she is primarily responding to visual forms and matters, there, supposedly, in plain sight. But they aren’t, not without examination and engagement. That is, with a desire to apprehend more. In a Sillman essay, words have their own weight, which is inestimable…"

Amy Sillman: Faux Pas

Amy Sillman: Faux Pas

After 8 Books
Pbk, 4.75 x 7.25 in. / 272 pgs / 60 b&w.





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