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The Century of Artists' Books by Johanna Drucker is now available!
This is the first full length study of the development of artists' books as
a twentieth century artform. This work situates artists' books within the
context of mainstream developments in the visual arts from Russian Futurism
and Surrealism to Fluxus, Conceptual Art, to Postmodernism. Designed to
raise critical and theoretical issues as well as provide a historical
overview, this book explores more than two hundred individual books in
relation to their structure, form, and conceptualization. Topics include
the poetics of the book, the book as metaphor, the conceptual space of the
book, and books as narrative and non-narrative sequences.
"Johanna Drucker's remarkable study locates the artists' book, in all its
multitudinous aspects, within every significant Modern movement. The
Century of Artists Books shows how the book - as object, subject, and
metaphor, informs the art of this century, both as a philosophical and
spiritual endeavor. It is a crucial contribution to the history of the book
in visual culture." Buzz Spector, artist and professor.
6 x 9" 377 pages, illustrated with over 200 black and white photographs.
Degsigned by Brad Freeman. Cloth over boards with dust jacket. ISBN
1-887123-01-6. $35 + $6 shipping and handling. NY residents must add $2.88
The Century of Artists' Books is published by and available from Granary
Books 568 Broadway, Suite 403, New York, NY 10012 telephone: 212 226-5462
fax: 212 226-6143 email: sclay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To all of you who've already ordered over the past several weeks: keep an
eye out for the ups truck. Orders are being shipped all this week. &