by Johanna Drucker

ISBN 1-887123-02-04



JOHANNA DRUCKER is currently the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia and Professor in the Department of English. In 2000, she helped establish the Speculative Computing Laboratory, a research group dedicated to exploring experimental projects in Humanities Computing. Her recent work focuses on aesthetics and digital media, particularly graphical communication and the expressive character of visual form. She is well known for her publications on the history of written forms, typography, design, and visual poetics. She has held faculty positions at Harvard University, Columbia University, Yale University and in the SUNY system, as well as the University of Texas at Dallas.

Drucker's scholarly books include: Theorizing Modernism (Columbia University Press, 1994), The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art (University of Chicago Press, 1994); The Alphabetic Labyrinth (Thames and Hudson, 1995), and The Century of Artists' Books (Granary, 1995). Her most recent collection, Figuring the Word, was published in November, 1998, (Granary Books). Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in spring 2005. In addition to her scholarly work, Drucker is internationally known as a book artist and experimental, visual poet. Her work has been exhibited and collected in special collections in libraries and museums including the Getty Center for the Humanities, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Marvin and Ruth Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, the New York Public Library, Houghton Library at Harvard University, and many others. Recent titles include Narratology (1994), The History of the/my Wor(l)d (1990; 1994, Granary Books), Night Crawlers on the Web (2000), Emerging Sentience (JABbooks 2001), the last two in collaboration with Brad Freeman. A Girl's Life, a collaboration with painter Susan Bee, appeared from Granary Books in spring 2002, and Damaged Spring (Druckwerk) appeared in summer 2004.

9 1/4" x 6 1/4", 392 pages, 200 B & W reporoductions
ISBN 1-887123-02-04 (paper)

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