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Works[edit]

Periodicals[edit]

Pre-1945 avant-garde
Lettrist
  • Ur. Cahiers pour un dictat culturel, 3+7 numbers, ed. Maurice Bismuth, Paris: Brunidor, 1950-53 (nos. 1-3) & 1963-67 (nos. 1-7). [1] [2]
  • Ion. Centre de création, 1 issue, ed. Marc-Gilbert Guillaumain [Marc’O], Apr 1952, 286 pp. [3]
Situationist
Conceptual
  • Art-Language, 1969-78. First issue carried the subtitle The Journal of Conceptual Art. Covers, [10], [11].
  • Polja, ed. Slobodan Tišma, Novi Sad, c1971. (Serbo-Croatian)
  • Új Symposion, Novi Sad: Tribina mladih, c1971. (Hungarian)
  • Index, Novi Sad, c1971. Student magazine. (Serbo-Croatian)
  • The Fox, eds. Art & Language, New York, 1975-76. CCIndex.
  • Vision, 5 issues, ed. Tom Marioni, San Francisco: Crown Point Press, 1975-81. Issue 1.
  • Red-herring, New York: C.I.F., 1977-78. CCIndex.
Mail art
Neoist
  • The Neo, 10+2 numbers, ed. Monty Cantsin, Montreal, 1979-81. Last two numbers published with the title Organ.
  • PhotoStatic, 41 numbers, ed. Lloyd Dunn, Aug 1983-Jan 1993.
  • SMILE, ed. Monty Cantsin, Feb 1984-95. [13] [14] [15]
  • Retrofuturism, 11+6 numbers, ed. Tape-beatles, Jan 1988-Apr 1993.
  • Yawn, 38 numbers, Sep 1989-Mar 1993, Log.
  • Re:Action newsletter, 10 numbers, ed. Stewart Home, Winter 1994-Spring 1999.
  • Psrf, 2 numbers, ed. Lloyd Dunn, Oct 1997-Oct 1998.

Anthologies, sourcebooks[edit]

  • Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Joan Lyons, Utah: Gibbs Smith Publishers, 1985.

Artists, scholars, initiatives[edit]

Archives[edit]

Online repositories[edit]

Resources[edit]

Collections[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • El Lissitzky, "Unser Buch", in Gutenberg Jahrbuch 1927, ed. Alois Ruppel, Mainz: Gutenberg-Gesellschaft, 1926-27. (German)
    • "The Future of the Book", New Left Review 41, Jan-Feb 1967, pp 39-44. (English)
    • "Our Book", trans. Helene Aldwinckle and Mary Whittall, in Lissitzky-Küppers, El Lissitzky, 1968; repr. in Graphic Design Theory: Readings From the Field, ed. Helen Armstrong, Princeton, 2009, pp 25-31. (English)
  • Ulises Carrión, "El arte nuevo de hacer libros", Plural (literary supplement in newspaper Excélsior) 4:41, México, Feb 1975, pp 33-38. Written in Amsterdam in May 1974. [17] (Spanish)
    • "The New Art of Making Books", Kontexts 6-7, Maastricht, 1975; repr. in Contents, Warsaw: Remont Gallery, 1976; repr. in Art Contemporary 3:1, San Francisco, 1977; repr. in Carrión, Second Thoughts, Amsterdam: VOID, 1980; repr. in Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Lyons, 1985; repr. in Ulises Carrion: We have won! Haven’t we?, ed. Guy Schraenen, Amsterdam: Fodor Museum, 1992. (English)
    • more translations
  • Lucy R. Lippard, "The Artist's Book Goes Public", Art in America, Jan-Feb 1977; repr. in Lippard, Get the Message? A Decade of Art for Social Change, E.P. Dutton, 1984, pp 48-52; repr. in Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Lyons, 1985, pp 45-48. (English)
  • Llibres d'artista / Artists' Books, ed. Tous i Giner Rafael, trans. Glòria Picazo, Barcelona: Metroǹom, 1981. (Catalan)/(English)
  • Art Documentation 1(6): "An ABC of Artists’ Books Collections", ed. Clive Phillpot, ARLIS/NA, Dec 1982, 13 pp. Special section of the journal. (English)
  • Richard Kostelanetz, "Book Art", in Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Lyons, 1985, pp 27-30, HTML. (English)
  • Lucy R. Lippard, "Conspicuous Consumption: New Artists' Books", in Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Lyons, 1985, pp 49-59. (English)
  • Shelley Rice, "Words and Images: Artists' Books as Visual Literature", in Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Lyons, 1985, pp 59-85. (English)
  • Barbara Moore, Jon Hendricks, "The Page as Alternative Space: 1950 to 1969", in Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Lyons, 1985, pp 87-95. (English)
  • Clive Phillpot, "Some Contemporary Artists and Their Books", in Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Lyons, 1985, pp 97-132. (English)
  • Robert C. Morgan, "Systemic Books by Artists", in Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Lyons, 1985, pp 207-222. (English)
  • Livres d'artistes, ed. Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Paris: Centre Pompidou & Herscher, 1985. Catalogue. Exh. held Jun-Oct 1985. (French)
  • Audrey Isselbacher, Iliazd and the Illustrated Book, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1987, 85 pp. Catalogue. [18] (English)
  • Guy Schraenen, Out of Print: An Archive as Artistic Concept, Bremen: Neues Museum Weserburg, 2001, 255 pp. Catalogue. Selection of 700 works and documents drawn from the Archive for Small Press & Communication (ASPC) founded by Anner Marsily and Guy Schraenen in 1974. [25] (English)
  • Margit Rowell, Deborah Wye, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 1910-1934, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2002, 304 pp. [26] [27] (English)
  • Jaroslav Andel, Avant Garde Book Design, 1900-1950, New York: Delano Greenidge, 2002, 388 pp. Review: Margolin (DI 2003). (English)
  • Rob Perrée, Cover to Cover: The Artist's Book in Perspective, Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2002. (English)
  • Duncan Chappell, "Typologising the Artist's Book", Art Libraries 28:4 (2003), pp 12-20. (English)
  • Matthias Herrmann, Artists' Books, Revisited, Toronto: Art Metropole, 2005, 72 pp. Catalogue. [28] (English)
  • Art Libraries 32(2): "Artists' ́Books", 2007. Abstracts. (English)
  • In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955, eds. Philip E Aarons and Andrew Roth, Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2009, 440 pp. [29] (English)

Readers[edit]

  • Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Joan Lyons, Utah: Gibbs Smith Publishers, and Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1985. TOC, TOC. (English)
  • Everything in the World: A Book Arts Reader, ed. Harry Reese, 2007. For an UCSB class.

Bibliography[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

Early[edit]

  • Artists Books, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, 23 Mar-20 Apr 1973; University Art Museum, U California, Berkeley, 16 Jan-24 Feb 1974. Curated by Dianne Vanderlip; the first major exhibition of artists’ books in the United States; 77pp catalogue published.

Recent[edit]


Artists' cultures
or, sets of techniques and practices bringing together communities of artists, makers and writers

Avant-garde and modernist magazines, Artists' publishing, Graphic design, Photography, Typewriter art, Multimedia environments, Design research, Video activism, Urban practices, Zine culture, Demoscene, VJing, Live cinema, Media labs, Cyberfeminism, Community television, Hacktivism, Art servers, Hackerspaces, CD-ROM art, Circuit bending, Pure Data, Media archives, VVVV, Maker culture, Glitch art, 3D printing, Live coding, Locative media, Libre graphics, Electromagnetism, Surf clubs, DIY biology, Post-digital, Neural aesthetics.
See also Art styles and movements.