Johanna Drucker: The Century of Artists’ Books (1995)

20 September 2018, dusan

“The seminal study of the development of artists’ books as a twentieth-century art form. By situating artists’ books within the context of developments in the visual arts, Drucker raises critical and theoretical issues as well as providing a historical overview of the medium. Within its pages, she explores more than two hundred individual books in relation to their structure, form, and conceptualization.”

Publisher Granary Books, New York, 1995
ISBN 1887123016, 9781887123013
xii+377 pages

Reviews: Kristine Markovich (Art Documentation, 1996), Paula Frosch (Library Journal, 1996), Buzz Spector (Art Journal, 1997), Tom Trusky (Afterimage, 1997), Eric T. Haskell (SubStance, 1997), Kranz (Bloomsbury Review, 2002).
Interview with author (Tate Shaw, The Journal of Artists’ Books, 2006).

Publisher
WorldCat

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Introduction to 2nd edition by Holland Cotter (2004, added on 2018-12-18)

Joan Lyons (ed.): Artists’ Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, A Special Digested Edition (1985)

29 July 2018, dusan

“This anthology is the first in-depth look at artists’ bookworks. A series of essays, written by longtime participants in and observers of the field, address the following questions: what are the origins, attributes, and what is the potential of artsists’ books; what are their historical precedents; what issues are they addressing; who is making and publishing them? The essays are supplemented by extensive bibliographies and a list of collections.”

With texts by Richard Kostelanetz, Ulises Carrión, Lucy R. Lippard (2), Shelley Rice, Barbara Moore and John Hendricks, Clive Phillpot, Susi R. Bloch, Betsy Davids and Jim Petrillo, Felipe Ehrenberg, Magali Lara and Javier Cadena, Alex Sweetman, and Robert C. Morgan.

With a preface by Dick Higgins
Publisher Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, 1985
68 pages
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Review: M. Kasper (Papers of Bibliogr Soc of Am, 1986).

WorldCat

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Memory of the World (ed.): Guerrilla Open Access (2018)

29 June 2018, dusan

“In the 1990s, the Internet offered a horizon from which to imagine what society could become, promising autonomy and self-organization next to redistribution of wealth and collectivized means of production. While the former was in line with the dominant ideology of freedom, the latter ran contrary to the expanding enclosures in capitalist globalization. This antagonism has led to epochal copyrights, where free software and piracy kept the promise of radical commoning alive.

As the contributions to this pamphlet indicate, the terms of struggle have shifted: not only do we have to continue defending our shadow libraries, but we need to take back the autonomy of knowledge production and rebuild institutional grounds of solidarity.”

With texts by Memory of the World, Christopher Kelty, Balázs Bodó, and Laurie Allen.

Publisher Post Office Press, Rope Press, and Memory of the World, Coventry, 2018
Radical Open Access II series
Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 License
34 pages

HumanitiesCommons

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