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  - M. - Goodreads

Essential, I would say, even though it clearly has its own problems. Drucker's project is wide in scope, and the range of artists' books it touches on is inspiring, as rae the books themselves. I have lots of notes to transcribe and a list of books to try to track down now. Read full review

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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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