Many black & white illus. throughout. Unpaginated. Small 4to, printed wrappers & orig. printed dust-jacket, staple-bound. London: Kettle’s Yard Gallery, 1986.
One of the great exhibition catalogues on artists’ books. This sharply conceived book was published for a 1986 exhibition at Kettle’s Yard Gallery. Organized by Pavel Buchler (b. 1952), who also designed and wrote this catalogue, the exhibition included loans from Christian Boltanski, Ulises Carrión, Nigel Greenwood, Richard Hamilton, Kasper Koenig, Annette Messager, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, Hansjörg Mayer, Barbara and Gabriele Schmidt-Heins, Michael Werner Galerie, Karsten Schubert, Lawrence Weiner, etc. The exhibition featured the work of Boltanski, Carrión, Hanne Darboven, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hamilton, On Kawara, Anselm Kiefer, J. H. Kocman, John Latham, Messager, A. R. Penck, Anne & Patrick Poirier, Dieter Roth, the Schmidt-Heins twins, and Weiner.
Buchler’s texts are a useful summary of the latest theories and developments concerning artists’ books.
Near fine. From an edition of 750 copies. Complete with the Finlay insert.
❧ A. Desjardin, The Book on Books on Artists Books (2nd ed.: 2013) 111 (but misdated as 2003).
Item ID: 9788