THE CENTURY OF ARTISTS' BOOKS
by
Johanna Drucker
 



ISBN: 1-887123-01-6 (hardback edition) $351-887123-02-4 (paper) $24.95

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Contents

Preliminaries and a Personal Note    vii

1.    The Artist's Book as Idea and Form    1

2.    Conceptualizing the Book: Precedents, Poetics and Philosophy    21

3.    Artists' Books & the Early 20th-Century Avant-Garde    45

4.    The Artists' Book as a Democratic Multiple    69

5.    The Artists' Book as a Rare and/or Auratic Object    93

6.    The Codex and its Variations    121

7.    Self-Reflexivity in Book Form    161

8.    The Book as a Visual Form    197

9.    Books as Verbal Exploration    227

10.  The Book as Sequence: Narrative and Non-narrative    257

11.  The Artist's Book as an Agent of Social Change    287

12.  The Book as Conceptual Space (Performance and Exhibition)    309

13.  The Book as Document    335

14.  Metaphor and Form: The Artist's Book in the 20th Century    357

       Index    365

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