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 an author, book artist, visual theorist, and cultural critic. Her scholarly writing documents and critiques visual language: letterforms, typography, visual poetry and art. Drucker earned her B.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1973 and her Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley in 1986. She is currently the Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.She was previously the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, Professor of Art History at Purchase College, SUNY, Associate Professor of Art History at Yale University, and Assistant Professor of Art History at Columbia University and University of Texas, Dallas. She has also been the Digital Humanities Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, Digital Cultures Fellow at UC Santa Barbara, and Mellon Faculty Fellow in Fine Arts at Harvard University.

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