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Clive Phillpot's Artists’ Books "Fruit Salad" Diagram, 1982?.
Kione Kochi, Clive Phillpot's diagram updated to illustrate new complexities in the age of digital publishing, Half Letter Press, 2013. (Source)
For artist and experimental publishing

Artists, writers, groups, initiatives[edit]

Libraries, archives, collections[edit]

  • Archiv Sohm, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. Est. 1963 in Markgröningen near Stuttgart by Hanns Sohm; in 1981 donated to the Staatsgalerie. Catalogue.
  • Artpool, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Est. by György Galántai and Júlia Klaniczay in 1979. In 1992, the archive became an official institution, the Artpool Art Research Center. In 2015, Artpool became a department of the Museum of Fine Arts. In 2020, it moved into the campus of the National Museum Restoration and Storage Center (OMRRK) and continues as part of the Central European Research Institute for Art History (KEMKI).
  • Zona Archives, Firenze. Est. 1974 by Maurizio Nannucci, et al. Part of the Zona non profit art space until it closed down in 1985.
  • Art Information Centre, est. in 1969 by Peter van Beveren, Middelburg, NL. In 1993, sold to a second-hand bookshop in Amsterdam.


Stores, distributors, libraries[edit]



See Artists publishing/Index


Pre-1945 avant-garde
  • Ur. Cahiers pour un dictat culturel, 3+7 numbers, ed. Maurice Bismuth, Paris: Brunidor, 1950-53 (nos. 1-3) & 1963-67 (nos. 1-7). [7] [8]
  • Ion. Centre de création, 1 issue, ed. Marc-Gilbert Guillaumain [Marc’O], Apr 1952, 286 pp. [9] [10]
Lettrist International
  • Potlatch: bulletin d'information de groupe français de l'Internationale lettriste, later Potlatch: bulletin d'information de l'Internationale lettriste, 29 numbers (27 issues), eds. André-Frank Conord (1-8), Mohamed Dahou (9-18, 20-22), Gil J. Wolman (19), and Jacques Fillon (23-24), Paris, 22 Jun 1954-5 Nov 1957; new ed., augm., as Potlatch, 1954-1957, Paris: Lebovici, 1985, 242 pp; repr. as Guy Debord présente Potlatch, 1954-1957, Paris: Gallimard, 1996, 291 pp. [11] [12]
  • Les Lèvres Nues, 12 numbers, Brussels, 1954-1958; facs., Paris: Plasma, 1978, 500 pp; Paris: Allia, 1999. [14]
  • Cahier pour un paysage à inventer, 1 issue, ed. Patrick Straram, Montreal, May 1960, 103 pp. A Situationist-influenced periodical. [19] (French)
  • The Situationist Times, 6 numbers, eds. Jacqueline de Jong (1-6) and Noël Arnaud (1-2), Hengelo (NL), Copenhagen and Paris, May 1962-Dec 1967. (English)
  • Drakabygget: tidskrift for konst mot atombomber, påvar och politiker, 11 numbers (5 issues), eds. Katarina Lindell (1-3), Jørgen Nash (4-11), and Lis Zwick (6-11), Örkelljunga, Sweden: Bauhaus Situationiste: Drakabyggets kollektivverkstad, 1962-1965 & 1982-1983. The journal of the Bauhaus Situationiste group. [20] (Swedish)
  • Der Deutsche Gedanke. Organ der Situationistischen Internationale für Mitteleuropa, 1 issue, ed. Raoul Vaneigem, Brussels, Apr 1963. First issue of the Internationale situationniste in Germany, Der Deutsche Gedanke was meant to replace Spur after the exclusion of the group. [24]. (German)
  • Internazionale Situationista, 1 issue, Milan: Internazionale Situazionista, Jul 1969, 144 pp. Journal of the Italian section of SI. [28] [29] (Italian)
    • trans., in Section italienne de l'Internationale Situationniste: Ecrits complets, 1969-1972, trans. Joel Gayraud and Luc Mercier, Paris: Contre-Moule, 1988. (French)
  • 0-9, 6 numbers, eds. Bernadette Meyer and Vito Acconci, New York, 1967-1969. Reprint. [30], [31]. FSL. [32], [33], ccindex.
  • Art-Language, 19 numbers, eds. Terry Atkinson, David Bainbridge, Michael Baldwin, Harold Hurrell, et al., Coventry, UK: Art & Language Press, 1969-1978. First issue carried the subtitle The Journal of Conceptual Art. Covers, [34], [35].
  • Új Symposion, 77+ numbers, eds. Bálint Szombathy (1971-72, 1986-89), László Kerekes (1984-85), et al., Novi Sad: Tribina mladih, [1971]-[1989]. [36], [37], [38], [39], [40]. (Hungarian)
  • Index, eds. Slobodan Tišma, Janez Kocijanić, and Mirko Radojičić, Novi Sad, [1969]-[1972]. Student magazine. [41]. (Serbo-Croatian)
  • Data, 32 numbers, eds. Tommaso Trini (Castelli) and Ciacia Nicastro, Milan: Prearo, 1971-1978. [42]. [43] (Italian),(English)
  • Polja 156: "Konceptualna umetnost", ed. Mirko Radojičić, Novi Sad, Feb 1972. (Serbo-Croatian)
  • The Fox, 3 numbers, eds. Sarah Charlesworth, Michael Corns, Preston Heller, Joseph Kosuth, Andrew Menard, Mel Ramsden, and Ian Burn, New York, 1975-1976. ccindex, [44].
  • Vision, 5 numbers, ed. Tom Marioni, Oakland, CA: Crown Point Press, 1975-1981. Issue 1. [45], [46], [47].
  • Red-herring, 2 numbers, eds. Karl Beveridge, Jill Breakstone, Ian Burn, Carole Conde, Michael Corns, Preston Heller, and Andrew Menard, New York: C.I.F., 1977-1978. ccindex, Allen.
Mail art
  • The Neo, 10+2 numbers, ed. Monty Cantsin, Montreal, 1979-81. Last two numbers published with the title Organ.
  • PhotoStatic, 41 numbers, ed. Lloyd Dunn, Aug 1983-Jan 1993.
  • SMILE, ed. Monty Cantsin, Feb 1984-95. [49] [50] [51]
  • Retrofuturism, 11+6 numbers, ed. Tape-beatles, Jan 1988-Apr 1993.
  • Yawn, 45 numbers, Sep 1989-Mar 1993.
  • Re:Action newsletter, 10 numbers, ed. Stewart Home, Winter 1994-Spring 1999.
  • Psrf, 2 numbers, ed. Lloyd Dunn, Oct 1997-Oct 1998.

Anthologies, sourcebooks[edit]


Selected essays[edit]

  • El Lissitzky, "Unser Buch", in Gutenberg Jahrbuch 1927, ed. Alois Ruppel, Mainz: Gutenberg-Gesellschaft, 1926-1927; repr., rev. Jan Tschichold, in Werke und Aufsatze von El Lissitzky (1890-1941), ed. Jan Tschichold, Berlin: Gerhardt, 1971. (German)
    • "The Future of the Book", New Left Review 41, Jan-Feb 1967, pp 39-44. (English)
    • "Our Book", trans. Helene Aldwinckle and Mary Whittall, in Lissitzky-Küppers, El Lissitzky, 1968; repr. in Graphic Design Theory: Readings From the Field, ed. Helen Armstrong, Princeton, 2009, pp 25-31. (English)
  • Harold Rosenberg, "Art Books, Book Art, Art", in Rosenberg, The Anxious Object: Art Today and its Audience, New York: Horizon Press, 1964; repr., London: Thames & Hudson, 1965, pp 196-203. (English)
    • trans. Gabriella Drudi, in Rosenberg, L'oggetto ansioso, Milan: Bompiani, 1967. (Italian)
    • trans. Vera Pereira, in Rosenberg, Objeto ansioso, São Paulo: Cosac & Naify, 2004. (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Germano Celant, "Book as Artwork 1960/1970", DATA 1, Sep 1971, pp 35-49, IA; repr., VH 101 9, Autumn 1972. See also Celant 1972. (Italian)
    • "Das Buch als Kunstform 1960-1970", Interfunktionen 11, 1974, pp 85-105. (German)
    • "Books as Artwork, 1960-1972", in Books by Artists, eds. Tim Guest and Germano Celant, Toronto: Art Metropole, 1981, pp 85-104. (English)
    • "Le livre comme oeuvre d'art, 1960-72", in Books by Artists, eds. Tim Guest and Germano Celant, Toronto: Art Metropole, 1981, pp 85-104. (French)
  • Victor Musgrave, "The Unknown Art Movement", Art and Artists 7, Oct 1972, pp 12-14. (English)
  • Lynn Lester Hershman, "Slices of Silence, Parcels of Time: the Book as a Portable Sculpture", in Artists Books, ed. Dianne Perry Vanderlip, Philadelphia: Moore College of Art, 1973. (English)
  • John Perreault, "Some Thoughts on Books as Art", in Artists Books, ed. Dianne Perry Vanderlip, Philadelphia: Moore College of Art, 1973, pp 15-21. (English)
  • Ulises Carrión, "El arte nuevo de hacer libros", Plural (literary supplement in newspaper Excélsior) 4:41, México, Feb 1975, pp 33-38. Written in Amsterdam in May 1974. [52] (Spanish)
    • "The New Art of Making Books", Kontexts 6-7, Maastricht, 1975; repr. in Ulises Carrión. Contents, Warsaw: Remont Gallery, 1976; repr. in Art Contemporary 3:1, San Francisco, 1977; repr. in Carrión, Second Thoughts, Amsterdam: VOID, 1980; repr. in Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Joan Lyons, 1985, pp 31-44; repr. in Ulises Carrion: We have won! Haven’t we?, ed. Guy Schraenen, Amsterdam: Fodor Museum, 1992. (English)
    • more translations
  • Lucy R. Lippard, "Going Over the Books", Artweek 7:37, 30 Oct 1976, pp 11-12. (English)
  • Lucy R. Lippard, "The Artist's Book Goes Public", Art in America, Jan-Feb 1977, pp 40-41; repr. in Lippard, Get the Message? A Decade of Art for Social Change, E.P. Dutton, 1984, pp 48-52; repr. in Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Joan Lyons, 1985, pp 45-48. (English)
  • Edit deAk, Mike Robinson, "Printed Matter and Artists’ Books", LAICA Journal 13, Jan 1977, pp 28-30. (English)
  • Alexandra Anderson, "Scrapbooks, etc. –Artists’ Books Come of Age", Artnews 77:3, Mar 1978, pp 68-70. (English)
  • Ulises Carrión, "From Bookworks to Mailworks", in Van kunstenaarsboeken tot postkunst / From Bookworks to Mailworks, ed. Ulises Carrión, Alkmaar: Stedelijk Museum, 1978; repr. in A könyvmüvektol a küldeménymüvekig / From Bookworks to Mailworks, ed. Ulises Carrión, Budapest: Fiatal Müvészek Klubja, 1978; repr. in Carrión, Second Thoughts, Amsterdam: VOID, 1980. (English)
    • "Van kunstenaarsboeken tot postkunst", in Van kunstenaarsboeken tot postkunst / From Bookworks to Mailworks, ed. Ulises Carrión, Alkmaar: Stedelijk Museum, 1978. (Dutch)
    • "A könyvmüvektol a küldeménymüvekig", in A könyvmüvektol a küldeménymüvekig / From Bookworks to Mailworks, ed. Ulises Carrión, Budapest: Fiatal Müvészek Klubja, 1978. (Hungarian)
  • Ulises Carrión, "Bookworks Revisited", Print Collector's Newsletter 11:1, Mar-Apr 1980, pp 6-9; repr. in Carrión, Second Thoughts, Amsterdam: VOID, 1980. (English)
  • Clive Phillpot, "Recent Art and the Book Form", in Artists' Books: From the Traditional to the Avant-Garde, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1982. (English)
  • Clive Phillpot, "Books, Book Objects, Bookworks, Artists’ Books", Artforum 20:9, May 1982, pp 77-79. (English)
  • Martha Gever, "Artists’ Books: Alternative Space or Precious Object?", Afterimage 9:10, May 1982, pp 6-8. (English)
  • Clive Phillpot, "Two Decades of Book Art", Views 5:1, 1983, pp 13-15. (English)
  • Barbara Braun, "Artists’ Books", Small Press 2:1, Sep-Oct 1984, pp 64-73. (English)
  • Barbara Moore, Jon Hendricks, "The Page as Alternative Space: 1950 to 1969", Flue 1:7, New York: Franklin Furnace, Dec 1980, pp 1-8; repr. in Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Joan Lyons, 1985, pp 87-95. [53] (English)
  • Robert C. Morgan, "Systemic Books by Artists", in Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, ed. Joan Lyons, 1985, pp 207-222. (English)
  • Kathleen Walkup, "Books in a New Language", in From Site to Vision: The Woman’s Building in Contemporary Culture, eds. Sondra Hale and Terry Wolverton, Los Angeles: Otis College of Art and Design, 2011, pp 266-299. (English)
  • Maggie Borowitz, "“To Make Books Is to Multiply”: Artists' Books and Feminist Expression in Mexico", ARTMargins 12:3, Oct 2023, pp 7-29. [59] (English)


Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, 1985, Log, PDF.
  • Magazine, ed. Gwen Allen, London: Whitechapel Gallery (Documents of Contemporary Art), and MIT Press, 2016, 237 pp. TOC. Publisher. Publisher. (English)

Books, theses[edit]

Riva Castleman, A Century of Artists Books, 1994, PDF.
Johanna Drucker, The Century of Artists’ Books, 1995/2004, Log.
Margit Rowell, Deborah Wye, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 1910-1934, 2002, Log, PDF.
Gwen Allen, Artists' Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art, 2011, Log.
Nicholas Thoburn, Anti-Book: On the Art and Politics of Radical Publishing, 2016, Log, PDF.
Lim Kyung yong, Helen Jungyeon Ku (eds.), Publishing as Method: Ways of Working Together in Asia, 2023.
Alessandro Ludovico, Tactical Publishing: Using Senses, Software, and Archives in the Twenty-First Century, 2024, PDF
  • Germano Celant, Book as Artwork 1960-1972, trans. Corine Lotz, London: Nigel Greenwood, 1972, 47 pp; 2nd ed., Brooklyn, NY: 6 Decades Books, 2010, 97 pp. See also Celant 1971. [60] (English)
  • Lothar Lang, Expressionistische Buchillustration in Deutschland, 1907-1927, Leipzig: Edition Leipzig, 1975, 242 pp; 2nd ed., rev. & exp., as Expressionismus und Buchkunst in Deutschland 1907-1927, Leipzig: Edition Leipzig, 1993, 240 pp. (German)
    • Expressionist Book Illustration in Germany, 1907-1927, trans. Janet Seligman; London: Thames and Hudson, 1976, 245 pp; Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976, 245 pp. (English)
  • Susan Compton, World Backwards: Russian Futurist Book 1912-1916, London: British Library, 1978, 136 pp. (English)
  • Magnús Pálsson, et al., bók um bók og fleira, Reykjavík, 1980; repr., Reykjavík: Útúrdúr, 2012. [61] [62] [63] [64] (Icelandic)
    • Definisjon, Oslo: Torpedo, 2024. [65] [66] (Norwegian)
  • François Chapon, Le Peintre et le livre: l'age d'or du livre illustré en France 1870-1970, Paris: Flammarion, 1987. (French)
  • Renée Riese Hubert, Surrealism and the Book, University of California Press, 1988, xvii+358 pp. A study of collaborations between surrealist painters and authors that resulted in illustrated books. [67]. Review: Williams (Romance Q). (English)
  • Lothar Lang, Konstruktivismus und Buchkunst, Leipzig: Edition Leipzig, 1990, 208 pp. TOC. (German)
  • Silvie Turner (ed.), Facing the Page: British Artists' Books: A Survey 1983-1993, London: Estamp, 1993, 87 pp. (English)
  • Stephen Bury, Artists’ Books: the Book as a Work of Art, 1963-1995, Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1995, 223 pp; new ed., London: Bernard Quaritch, 2015, 258 pp. Reviews: Markovich (Art Doc), Rossman (Art Lib J), Vincler (Bib Soc Am), Barrett (Art Monthly). (English)
  • Cathy Courtney, Private Views & Other Containers: Artists Books Reviewed by Cathy Courtney for "Art Monthly": 100 Articles, 1983-1995, London: Estamp, 1995, 156 pp. (English)
  • Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Esthétique du livre d'artiste: 1960/1980, Paris: Jean-Michel Place, and Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1997, 389 pp; new ed. as Esthétique du livre d'artiste: une introduction à l'art contemporain, Marseille: Le mot et le reste, and Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2012, xxi+443 pp. [68], [69], [70]. Reviews: Poulain (BBF), Hermange (Etudes Photo). (French)
  • Lothar Lang, Impressionismus und Buchkunst in Frankreich und Deutschland, Leipzig: Edition Leipzig, 1998, 208 pp. (German)
  • Cathy Courtney, Speaking of Book Art: Interviews With British & American Book Artists, Los Altos Hills, CA: Anderson-Lovelace, 1999, ix+241 pp. [72] (English)
  • Renée Riese Hubert, Judd D. Hubert, The Cutting Edge of Reading: Artists’ Books, New York: Granary Books, 1999, 280 pp. [73] (English)
  • Jaroslav Andel, Avant Garde Book Design, 1900-1950, New York: Delano Greenidge, 2002, 388 pp. Review: Margolin (DI 2003). (English)
  • Rob Perrée, Cover to Cover: The Artist's Book in Perspective, Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2002. (English)
  • Maria Fusco, Ian Hunt (eds.), Put About: A Critical Anthology on Independent Publishing, London: Book Works, 2004, 194 pp. TOC. [75] (English)
  • Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Sur le livre d'artiste: articles et écrits de circonstance (1981-2005), Marseille: Le mot et le reste, 2006, 588 pp. Review: Corbel (Perspective). (French)
  • Yves Jolivet (ed.), Le livre et l'artiste, Marseille: Le mot et le reste, 2007, 224 pp. Based on a colloquium in Marseille, 2007. Review: Corbel (Perspective). (French)
  • In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955, eds. Philip E Aarons and Andrew Roth, Zurich: jrp|ringier, and New York: PPP Editions, 2009, 440 pp. With contributions by Gil Blank, Victor Brand, Clive Philpot, Nancy Princethal, Neville Wakefield, and William S. Wilson. Publisher. Exhibition at ICA (2012). Review: Dyment (Magenta). (English)
  • Barbara Bader, Modernism and the Order of Things: A Museography of Books by Artists, Saarbrücken: Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften, 2010, 229 pp. (English)
  • Anna Sigrídur Arnar, The Book as Instrument: Stéphane Mallarmé, The Artist's Book, and the Transformation of Print Culture, University of Chicago Press, 2011, xi+395 pp. [76] [77]. Reviews: Salsbury (AiP 2012), Roos (CAA 2012), Norrick-Rühl (PRQ 2012), Wiedenfeld (MLN 2013), Abbott (H-France 2013), Palermo (AB 2013), Melot (BBF 2013 FR). (English)
  • Bernhard Cella, Collecting Books: A Selection of Recent Art and Artists' Books Produced in Austria, Bernhard Cella / Hotel Ostblick, 2012, 150 pp. [78] [79] (English)
  • Dave Dyment, Gregory Elgstrand (eds.), One for Me and One to Share: Artist Multiples and Editions, Toronto: YYZBOOKS, 2012, 204 pp. Excerpt. Publisher.
  • Annette Gilbert (ed.): Reprint: Appropriation (&) Literature, Wiesbaden: Lux Books, 2014, 580 pp. [80] (English)
  • Anne Mœglin-Delcroix, Leszek Brogwoski (eds.), Livre d'artiste: quels projets pour l'art?, Rennes: Incertain Sens, 2014, 304 pp. [81]. Review: Chevalier (Critique d'art). (French)
  • Albert Coers, Kunstkatalog—Katalogkunst. Der Ausstellungskatalog als künstlerisches Medium am Beispiel von Thomas Demand, Tobias Rehberger und Olafur Eliasson, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. (German)
  • The Art of Collaboration: Poets, Artists, Books, eds. Anca Cristofovici and Barbara Montefalcone, Cuneiform Press, 2015, 198 pp. Based on the symposium Collaboration and the Artist’s Book: a Transatlantic Perspective held at the University of Caen, France, March-April 2011. [82] (English)
  • Bernhard Cella, Leo Findeisen, Agnes Blaha (eds.), No-ISBN: On Self-Publishing, Cologne: Buchhandlung Walther König, 2015, 506 pp; 2nd ed., Vienna: Salon für Kunstbuch, 2017, 515 pp. Excerpt. TOC. Publisher. Publisher. (English)
    • No-ISBN, Vienna: Salon für Kunstbuch, 2019. [83] (Arabic)
  • Mikhail Pogarsky (Михаил Погарский), Kniga khudozhnika: ideologiya, filosofiya, struktura, klassifikatsiya, tekhnologiya, paralleli, peresecheniya, istoriya [Книга художника. идеология, философия, структура, классификация, технология, параллели, пересечения, история], Moscow: I.P. Pogarsky, 2015, 416 pp. Excerpt. (Russian)
  • Michael Hampton, Unshelfmarked: Reconceiving the Artists’ Book, Uniformbooks, 2015, 176 pp. Excerpt. Reviews: Shaw (Afterimage), Barrett (Art Monthly). [84] (English)
  • Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Ambulo ergo sum. Nature as Experience in Artists' Books / L'expérience de la nature dans le livre d'artiste, Cologne: Walther König, 2016, 96 pp. [85] (English)/(French)
  • Nancy Perloff, Explodity: Sound, Image, and Word in Russian Futurist Book Art, Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2016, 208 pp. Online companion. [87] (English)
  • Kathryn Brown, Matisse’s Poets: Critical Performance in the Artist’s Book, Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. (English)
  • Andrew Roth, Philip E. Aarons, Claire Lehmann (eds.), Artists Who Make Books, London: Phaidon, and New York: PPP Editions, 2017, 336 pp. Survey of 32 artists. [89] (English)
  • Jérôme Dupeyrat, Entretiens: perspectives contemporaines sur les publications d'artistes, Rennes: Incertain Sens, 2017, 312 pp. [90] (French)
  • Marshall Weber (ed.), Freedom of the Presses: Artists' Books in the 21st Century, Brooklyn, NY: Booklyn, 2018, 218 pp. TOC. Review: Sherman (Afterimage). [91] (English)
  • Anne M. Royston, Material Noise: Reading Theory as Artist's Book, MIT Press, 2019, 224 pp. Review: Buechler (Afterimage). [92] (English)
  • Michalis Pichler (ed.), Publishing Manifestos: An International Anthology from Artists and Writers, MIT Press, and Berlin: Miss Read, 2019, 340 pp. Manifestos by artists, authors, editors, publishers, designers, zinesters explore publishing as artistic practice. Publisher.
    • Chulpan seoneonmun chulpan hagi [출판 선언문 출판하기], trans. Kyung Yong LIM, Seoul: mediabus (미디어버스), Oct 2019, 152 pp. Publisher. (Korean)
    • Publishing Publishing Manifestos / 出版出版宣言, trans. Peggy Chen (陈柏君), Shanghai: Banana Fish Bookstore, 2023. Publisher. (Chinese)
  • Karen Di Franco, Embodied Iteration: Materialising the Language of Writing and Performance in Women Artists’ Publishing, 1968-1979, University of Reading, 2020. PhD thesis. [94] (English)
  • Georgina Colby, Kaja Marczewska, Leigh Wilson (eds.), The Contemporary Small Press: Making Publishing Visible, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, xvii+281 pp. [95]
  • Kyle Schlesinger (ed.), A Poetics of the Press: Interviews with Poets, Printers, & Publishers, Austin, TX: Cuneiform Press, and Brooklyn, NY: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2021, 384 pp. [96] [97]
  • Melania Gazzotti (ed.), On Collecting Artists' Books: The Liliana Dematteis Collection at the Thomas J. Watson Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art / La collezione Liliana Dematteis presso la Thomas J. Watson Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mantova: Corraini, 2023, 109 pp. Publisher. (English)/(Italian)


Journal and magazine issues[edit]

  • TriQuarterly 32: "Anti-Object Art", eds. Lawrence Levy and John Perreault, Winter 1975. TOC. (English)
  • Art-Rite 14: "Artists' Books", eds. Walter Robinson and Edit deAk, New York: Art-Rite, Winter 1976/1977. [101] [102] (English)
  • The Dumb Ox 4: "Artists' Books", eds. James Hugunin and Theron Kelley, Los Angeles, Spring 1977. (English)
  • Kalejdoskop 1-2: "Konstnärsböcker / Artists' Books", ed. Sune Nordgren, Åhus, Sweden: Kalejdoskop, 1980, 82 pp. TOC. [103] (Swedish)
  • Artery 5:4, The National Forum for College Art, Dec 1982. In conjunction with the exhibition Artists' Books: A Survey 1960-1981 held at Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College. (English)
  • Craft International: "The State of the Book Arts", ed. Douglas Wolf, Oct-Dec 1984. (English)
  • Art Libraries 32(2): "Artists' ́Books", 2007. Abstracts. (English)
  • Nouvelle revue d'esthétique 2: "Livres d'artistes: l’esprit de réseau", eds. Leszek Brogowski and Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Oct 2008, 160 pp. Based on a colloquium in Rennes, 2003. Review: Corbel (Perspective). (French)
  • Art Libraries 38(3): "Artists' ́Publications", 2013. Abstracts. (English)
  • Flash Art Czech & Slovak Edition 53: "Autorská kniha", Prague, 2019. [104] (Czech),(Slovak)
  • OEI 86-87: "Publiceringspraktiker, publiceringspoetiker / Publishing Practices, Publishing Poetics", eds. Jonas Magnusson and Cecilia Grönberg, Stockholm: OEI, 2020, 640 pp. [105] [106] (Swedish),(English)

Exhibition catalogues[edit]

  • The Artist & the Book, 1860-1960: in Western Europe and the United States, ed. Eleanor M Garvey, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1961, 232 pp. (English)
  • Publikaties van de Edition Hansjörg Mayer en werk van Hansjörg Mayer / Publikationen der Edition Hansjörg Mayer und Arbeiten von Hansjörg Mayer / Publications by Edition Hansjörg Mayer and Works by Hansjörg Mayer, The Hague: Haags Gemeentemuseum, and Stuttgart: H. Mayer, 1968, 194 pp. Exh. held 5 Oct-24 Nov 1968. [107] (Dutch)/(German)/(English)
  • Artists Books, ed. & forew. Dianne Perry Vanderlip, Philadelphia: Moore College of Art, 1973, 77 pp. With essays by Lynn Lester Hershman and John Perreault. Exh. held at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, 23 Mar-20 Apr 1973; University Art Museum, U California, Berkeley, 16 Jan-24 Feb 1974. The first major exhibition of artists’ books in the United States. (English)
  • Artists' Bookworks: A Travelling Exhibition of Recent Books, Booklets, Pamphlets, Catalogues, Periodicals, Anthologies and Magazines / Kunstwerke in Buchform: eine Wanderausstellung von neueren Büchern, Broschüren, Handzetteln, Katalogen, Zeitschriften, Anthologien und Magazines, ed. Martin Attwood, London: British Council, 1975, 132 pp. With essays by Martin Attwood and Clive Phillpot. (English)/(German)
  • Artists' Books, Booklets, Pamphlets, Catalogues, Periodicals, Anthologies, and Magazines Almost All Published Since 1970, ed. Martin Attwood, London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1976, 96 pp. With essays by Richard Francis, Clive Phillpot, Brandon Taylor. (English)
  • Bookworks, intro. Barbara London, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1977, [18] pp. Exh. checklist. Exh. held at MoMA, 17 Mar-17 May 1977. Press release. Exh. review: Glueck (NYT). (English)
  • Latin America assembling / Éditions et communications marginales d'Amérique Latine, ed. Guy Schraenen, Le Havre: Maison de la Culture, 1977. [108] [109] (English),(French),(Spanish),(Portuguese)
  • Le Livre et l'artiste: tendances du livre illustré français, 1967-1976, ed. Antoine Coron, Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1977, 151 pp. Exh. held from 24 Jun-11 Sep 1977. [110] (French)
  • Van kunstenaarsboeken tot postkunst / From Bookworks to Mailworks, ed. Ulises Carrión, Alkmaar: Stedelijk Museum, 1978, [12] pp. (Dutch)/(English)
    • A könyvmüvektol a küldeménymüvekig / From Bookworks to Mailworks, Budapest: Fiatal Müvészek Klubja, 1978, [9] leaves. Exh. held at Fiatal Müvészek Klubja, Budapest, 12-14 Dec 1978. (Hungarian)/(English)
  • Contemporary Artists' Books, ed. Annabel Terry-Engell, London: Eaton House, 1979, 88 pp. (English)
  • Books by Artists, eds. Tim Guest and Germano Celant, Toronto: Art Metropole, 1981, 126 pp. Exh. held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2 May-14 Jun 1981; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1 Oct-1 Nov 1981; Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, 10 Nov-13 Dec 1981. (English)/(French)
  • Llibres d'artista / Artists' Books, ed. Tous i Giner Rafael, trans. Glòria Picazo, Barcelona: Metroǹom, 1981, 200 pp. Exh. held 5 Oct-6 Nov 1981. Text by Ulises Carrión, Hubert Kretschmer, José Luis Mata, and Guy Schraenen. [111] (Catalan)/(English)
  • Artists' Books: From the Traditional to the Avant-Garde, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1982, [52] pp. With text by Clive Phillpot. Exh. held at Archibald Stevens Alexander Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 16 Feb-16 Apr 1982. Exh. & symposium report. (English)
  • Identikits: Artists' Books from Mexico, eds. Carla Stellweg and Martha Hellion, New York: Franklin Furnace, 1982, 1 box. Exh. held at [Franklin Furnace, New York, 26 May-26 Jun 1982.
  • Offset: A Survey of Artists' Books, ed. Gary Richman, Cambridge, MA: New England Foundation for the Arts, 1984, [47] pp. (English)
  • British Artists' Books, 1970-1983: An Exhibition, eds. Silvie Turner and Ian Tyson, London: Lund Humphries, 1984. (English)
  • From Manet to Hockney: Modern Artists' Illustrated Books, eds. Carol Hogben and Rowan Watson, London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985. (English)
  • Tendências do livro de artista no Brazil, eds. & intro. Annateresa Fabris and Cacilda Teixeira da Costa, São Paulo: Centro Cultural São Paulo, 1985, 18 pp. Exh. held 16 May-23 Jun 1985. (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Livres d'artistes, ed. Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Paris: Centre Pompidou & Herscher, 1985. Exh. held Jun-Oct 1985. [112] (French)
  • The Avant-Garde Book: 1900-1945, ed. Jaroslav Andel, intro. Martha Wilson, New York: Franklin Furnace Archive, 1989, 68 pp. [114] (English)
  • Libros de artista / Artist's Books, 2 vols., ed. Martha Hellion, Madrid: Turner, 2003, 360+178 pp. [116] (Spanish)/(English)
  • Latin American Book Arts, New York: Center for Book Arts, 1995. Exh. held 13 Jan-25 Mar 1995, [46] pp. [118] (English)/(Portuguese),(Spanish)
  • Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists' Books, eds. Cornelia Lauf and Clive Phillpot, New York: Art Publishers, 1998. (English)
  • Livres d’artistes, l’invention d’un genre: 1960-1980, ed. Anne Mœglin-Delcroix, Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1997, 48 pp. Exh. held from 25 May-12 Nov 1997. [119] (French)
  • Kniga khudozhnika: Rossiya 1970-1990-ye gody. Iz sobraniya GMII im. A. S. Pushkina i chastnykh kollektsiy [Книга художника: Россия 1970-1990-е годы. Из собрания ГМИИ им. А. С. Пушкина и частных коллекций], ed. Anna Tchoudetskaia, Moscow: Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, 1999. [120] (Russian)
  • Guy Schraenen, Out of Print: An Archive as Artistic Concept, Bremen: Neues Museum Weserburg, 2001, 255 pp. Selection of 700 works and documents drawn from the Archive for Small Press & Communication (ASPC) founded by Anner Marsily and Guy Schraenen in 1974. [121] (English)
  • Outside of a Dog: Paperbacks and Other Books by Artists, eds. Clive Phillpot and Sune Nordgren, Gateshead (Newcastle): Baltic The Centre for Contemporary Art, 2003, [35] pp. [123] (English)
  • Matthias Herrmann, Artists' Books, Revisited, Toronto: Art Metropole, 2005, 72 pp. [124] (English)
  • I hate Paul Klee. Papierarbeiten und Künstlerbücher aus der Sammlung Speck, eds. Renate Goldmann, et al., Cologne, 2011. Exh. held at Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum Düren. (German)
  • Artists’ Book Not Artists’ Book, eds. Johan Kugelberg and Jeremy Sanders, New York: Boo-Hurray, 2012. Exh. held at Boo-Hurray gallery, New York, 18 Jan-12 Feb 2012, 96 pp. [126] [127]
  • Monoskop Exhibition Library, ed. Dušan Barok, Amsterdam: Monoskop, and Seoul: The Book Society, 2018, 47 pp. Exh. held as part of the Seoul Mediacity Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 5 Sep-18 Nov 2018. (English)/(Korean)
  • Rising Together: an Exhibition of Artists’ Books, Prints and Zines with a Social Conscience, Rochester, NY: College Book Art Association, 2018, 47 pp. A traveling exhibit organised by the College Book Art Association and hosted in conjunction with the following institutions: Center for Book Arts, Mills College, HMCT/Artcenter College of Design, San Francisco Center for the Book, University of Iowa, University of Puget Sound, University of Utah, 2018-2021. [128]
  • Mela Dávila Freire, Off-Register: Publishing Experiments by Women Artists in Latin America, 1960-1990 / Fuera de registro: experimentos editoriales de mujeres artistas en Latinoamérica, 1960-1990, New York: Center for Book Arts, 2023, 190 pp. Publisher. Exhibition. (English)/(Spanish)
  • Branden W. Joseph, Drew Sawyer, Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines, Phaidon, Jan 2024, 448 pp. Publisher.

Film documentaries[edit]

  • Art ex Libris Video: The Book Art Invitational at Artspace, dir. Mitzi Humphrey, 1994, 62 min. Documentary of the 1994 exhibition at Artspace Gallery, Richmond, Virginia. [129]



Recent exhibitions[edit]

See also exhibition catalogues above.

  • I Am Also not a Book, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Sep 2016-May 2017. Curated by Guy Schraenen.
  • Artists' Books for Everything, Center for Artists' Publications, Weserburg, Bremen, Jun-Aug 2017. Curated by Anne Thurmann-Jajes and Bettina Brach. Organised in collaboration with the University of Bremen.
  • Druck Druck Druck, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, 13 Apr-14 Aug 2019. Curated by Nina Prader and John Z. Komurki.

See also[edit]

Avant-garde and Modernist Magazines, Conceptual comics, Women in Concrete Poetry, Concrete Poetry, Zine culture, Fluxus, Russian Avant-garde Book