The Century of Artists' Books

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Granary Books, 1995 - Art - 377 pages
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to their structure, form, and conceptualization. Topics include the discussion of the poetics of the book, the book as a metaphor, the conceptual space of the book, and books as narrative and non-narrative sequences. Each chapter uses these specific issues to examine the works of well-known book artists and publishers. The book provides a foundation for future work in the history and critical interpretation of artists' books, as well as offering a structure for teaching.

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User Review  - Jennpants - Goodreads

If you really want to know more about the Book Arts movement -- Drucker is definitely a name you should become familiar with. She has definitely put in a lot of groundwork in trying to build a canon ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

This book is really interesting if you're into artists' books. Informative, too--I have a five-page list of books I want to look at now. It gets a little dry at times, but it's a textbook, so it kind ... Read full review


The Artists Book as Idea and Form
Precedents Poetics and Philosophy
Artists Books 8 the Early 2othcentury AvantGarde

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Johanna Drucker is the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies at UCLA in the Department of Information Studies and a book artist and visual poet.

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