Synopses & Reviews
This book provides in-depth readings and analyses of many individual artists' books, and establishes a useful international overview. Topics discussed include: "Visual Deviants and Typographical Departures", "Various Ways of Frustrating Our Reading Habits", "Altering Books: The Cutting Edge of Editing", "The Book, the Museum, and Public Art", and "Narratives and Verbal Manipulations". Among the artists discussed are some of the foremost practitioners of this important and flourishing medium including: Teller Stokes, Helen Douglas, Susan King, Janet Zweig, Dieter Roth, Tom Phillips, Buzz Spector, Christian Boltanski, Johanna Drucker, and many others. Two eminent scholars give their considerable attention to a broad range of artists' books.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-252) and index.