2nd Edition
by Johanna Drucker

ISBN 1-887123-02-04

Artist/Author Bios


With a new preface by the author and an introduction by The New York Times senior art critic Holland Cotter. New cover design by Emily McVarish.

A folded fan, a set of blocks, words embedded in lucite: artists' books are a singular form of imaginative expression. With the insight of the artist and the discernment of the art historian, Drucker (The Alphabet Labyrinth) details over 200 of these works, relating them to the variety of art movements of the last century and tracing their development in form and concept. This work, one of the first full-length studies available of artists' books, provides both a critical analysis of the structures themselves and a basis for further reflection on the philosophical and conceptual roles they play. From codex to document, from performance to self-image, the world of artists' books is made available to student and teacher, collector and connoisseur. A useful work for all art collections, both public and academic.

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

Other Granary Books titles by this author:
A Girl's Life
Night Crawlers on the Web
Figuring the Word
The Century of Artists' Books
The History of the/my Wor(l)d (1990;
The Word Made Flesh

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