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Publisher Comments:

Artists' books have emerged over the last 25 years as the quintessential contemporary art form, addressing subjects as diverse as poetry and politics, incorporating a full spectrum of artistic media and bookmaking methods, and taking every conceivable form. Female painters, sculptors, calligraphers, and printmakers, as well a growing community of hobbyists, have played a primary role in developing this new mode of artistic expression. The Book as Art presents more than 100 of the most engaging women's artist books created by major fine artists such as Meret Oppenheim, May Stevens, Kara Walker, and Renee Stout and distinguished book artists such as Susan King, Ruth Laxson, Claire Van Vliet, and Julie Chen.

Culled from over 800 unique or limited-edition volumes held by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, these books explore the form as a container for ideas. Descriptions of the works are accompanied by colorful illustrations and reflections by their makers, along with essays by leading scholars and a lively introduction by the most famous book artist in our culture, best-selling author Audrey Niffenegger. The exquisitely crafted objects in the The Book as Art are sure to provoke unexpected and surprising conclusions about what constitutes a book.

The Book as Art accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., beginning in October 2006.

Synopsis:

<P>Culled from over eight hundred unique or limited-edition volumes held by the National Museum of Women in the Arts these books explore the form as a container for ideas. Descriptions of the works are accompanied by colorful illustrations and reflections by their makers, along with essays by leading scholars and a lively introduction by the most famous book artist in our culture, best-selling author Audrey Niffenegger. The exquisitely crafted objects in the The Book as Art are sure to provoke unexpected and surprising conclusions about what constitutes a book.</P>

About the Author

Krystyna Wasserman, curator of book arts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, has been one of the most important collectors in the field for the past thirty years.

Johanna Drucker is a professor at the University of Virginia and the top scholar on artists' books today.

Audrey Niffenegger, a book artist herself, is the author of the best-selling novel The Time Traveler's Wife, which is based on a character who is a papermaker and book artist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568986098
Subtitle:
Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Summary:
Niffenegger, Audrey
Author:
Wasserman, Krystyna
Author:
Krystyna Wasserma
Author:
Drucker, Johanna
Author:
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Author:
Niffenegger, Audrey
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Women artists
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
Design - Book
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Book
Subject:
Women artists -- United States.
Subject:
Artists' books -- United States.
Publication Date:
20061012
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
11.25 x 8.75 x 1 in 2.46 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , <P>Culled from over eight hundred unique or limited-edition volumes held by the National Museum of Women in the Arts these books explore the form as a container for ideas. Descriptions of the works are accompanied by colorful illustrations and reflections by their makers, along with essays by leading scholars and a lively introduction by the most famous book artist in our culture, best-selling author Audrey Niffenegger. The exquisitely crafted objects in the The Book as Art are sure to provoke unexpected and surprising conclusions about what constitutes a book.</P>
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