Artists and their books : books and their artists.

By: Reed, Marcia, 1945-.
Contributor(s): Phillips, Glenn, 1974-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, 2018Description: 212 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781606065730.Subject(s): Art | Conceptual art | Artists' booksDDC classification: 702.81REE
Contents:
Foreword / Thomas W. Gaehtgens -- The book in general: some new definitions / Marcia Reed -- Rediscovering the radius of the discourses, or David Antin's "Politics of the artist's book" / Glenn Phillips -- Artists and their books/Books and Their Artists.
Summary: "Presenting eighty editions and unique objects from the Getty Research Institute's special collections, this volume illuminates the current moment of artists' engagement with books, revealing them as an essential medium in contemporary art"--Provided by publisher.
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This stunning volume illuminates the current moment of artists' engagement with books, revealing them as an essential medium in contemporary art. Ever innovative and predictably diverse in their physical formats, artists' books occupy a creative space between the familiar four-cornered object and challenging works of art that effectively question every preconception of what a book can be. Many artists specialize in producing self-contained art projects in the form of books, like Ken Campbell and Susan King, or they establish small presses, like Simon Cutts and Erica Van Horn's Coracle Press or Harry and Sandra Reese's Turkey Press. Countless others who are primarily known as sculptors, painters, or performance artists carry on a parallel practice in artists' books, including Anselm Kiefer, Annette Messager, Ed Ruscha, and Richard Tuttle. Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists includes over one hundred important examples selected from the Getty Research Institute's Special Collections of more than six thousand editions and unique artists' books.<br> <br> This volume also presents precursors to the artist's book, such as Joris Hoefnagel's sixteenth-century calligraphy masterpiece; single-sheet episodes from Albrecht Dürer's Life of Mary , designed to be either broadsides or a book; early illustrated scientific works; and avant-garde publications. Twentieth-century works reveal the impact of artists' books on Pop Art, Fluxus, Conceptualism, feminist art, and postmodernism. The selection of books by an international range of artists who have chosen to work with texts and images on paper provokes new inquiry into the nature of art and books in contemporary culture.<br>

This publication is issued on the occasion of the exhibition Artists and their books / Books and their artists on view at the Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from June 26 to October 28, 2018.

Includes an index.

Foreword / Thomas W. Gaehtgens -- The book in general: some new definitions / Marcia Reed -- Rediscovering the radius of the discourses, or David Antin's "Politics of the artist's book" / Glenn Phillips -- Artists and their books/Books and Their Artists.

"Presenting eighty editions and unique objects from the Getty Research Institute's special collections, this volume illuminates the current moment of artists' engagement with books, revealing them as an essential medium in contemporary art"--Provided by publisher.