Item ID: 8620 Paginations. ARTISTS’ BOOKS.


Illus. throughout and first & last leaves stamped. Unpaginated. 8vo, printed wrappers, staple-bound. Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library, May 1984.

An uncommon exhibition catalogue, conceived and designed by Craig Dennis, and the books were selected by Kira Obolensky. “Paginations demonstrates the wide diversity of theme and format one finds in bookworks. In addition, the selections represent existing categories for contemporary bookworks (e.g. concrete poetry, political and feminist expression, the flip book, the found object book…). All these works challenge the monetary preciousness usually associated with art objects. Produced in large numbers, they are relatively inexpensive to purchase. Theoretically, these books are meant to be more accessible than the art traditionally found in galleries and museums. However, due to distribution problems, public unawareness, and the uncertainty of librarians in accessioning them, bookworks are not as available as they should be. Perhaps this exhibition will encourage greater public interest in this contemporary art form.”

Books by the following artists were included: Bruce McLean, Conrad Gleber, Nan Becker, Jenny Holzer, Ida Applebroog, Dieter Roth, Suzanne Lacy, Sol LeWitt, Lynda Barry, Joseph Kosuth, Emmett Williams, Ray DiPalma, Bruce Nauman, Edward Ruscha, Roman Opalka, Douglas Huebler, Athena Tacha, Kevin Osborn, etc.

In fine condition, with the laid-in errata slip.

Price: $95.00

Item ID: 8620