The century of artists' books

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Granary Books, 2004 - Art - 377 pages
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Cultural Writing. Second edition with new author's preface. When CENTURY was first published ten years ago it was heralded as an indispensable source on the subject. Over the past decade this book has become the definitive text in an emergent field: teachers, librarians, students, artists, and readers turn to the expertise contained on these pages every day. "This work .provides both a critical analysis of the structures themselves and a basis for further reflection on the philosophical and conceptual roles they play" - Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, Library Journal.

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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 i
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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