Author(s): Andrew (EDT) Roth
A vital survey of 32 internationally recognized artists who make books as part of their creative practice - features 500 images of these rarely seen works.The 'artist's book' has long been an important form of expression, and Artists Who Make Books showcases 32 internationally recognized artists who have integrated book production into their larger creative practice. This volume features a selection of books - many rarely seen - by every artist included, an accompanying text providing further context, and over 500 illustrations of covers and interior spreads. Insightful interviews with Tauba Auerbach, Paul Chan, and Walther Konig, and in-depth essays by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh and Lynda Morris round out this illuminating survey.
"Although the idea may seem antiquated now, fifty years ago [Ed] Ruscha saw creating books as a cheap way to get his work in front of the public. Today there appears to be a kind of backlash against the digital universe, as artists are again embracing the notion of artist books despite the proliferation of electronic reading devices." -The New York Times "I love the unmediated quality between what an artist or a writer wants to say and the product he can hand out or put in the mail or give to a friend. You don't see that anymore." -W Magazine
Andrew Roth, owner of PPP Editions, has published more than 25 titles since 1999.Philip Aarons is a collector of artists' books, magazines and materials about art, long-time board chair of Printed Matter, and a member of MoMA's Library and Archive Trustee Committee.Claire Lehmann is an artist and writer.