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Drucker, Johanna 1952-

Overview
Works: 271 works in 659 publications in 5 languages and 13,403 library holdings
Genres: History  Artists' books  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Fantasy fiction  Dystopian fiction  Nature stories  Concrete poetry  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, htt, Commentator, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Interviewee, Other, Artist, Correspondent, Printer
Classifications: N7433.3, 411
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SpecLab : digital aesthetics and projects in speculative computing by Johanna Drucker( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly a decade ago, Johanna Drucker cofounded the University of Virginia's SpecLab, a digital humanities laboratory dedicated to risky projects with serious aims. In SpecLab she explores the implications of these radical efforts to use critical practices and aesthetic principles against the authority of technology based on analytic models of knowledge. Inspired by the imaginative frontiers of graphic arts and experimental literature and the technical possibilities of computation and information management, the projects Drucker engages range from Subjective Meteorology to Artists' Books Online to the as yet unrealized 'Patacritical Demon, an interactive tool for exposing the structures that underlie our interpretations of text. Illuminating the kind of future such experiments could enable, SpecLab functions as more than a set of case studies at the intersection of computers and humanistic inquiry. It also exemplifies Drucker's contention that humanists must play a role in designing models of knowledge for the digital age--models that will determine how our culture will function in years to come."--Publisher's description
The century of artists' books by Johanna Drucker( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To their structure, form, and conceptualization. Topics include the discussion of the poetics of the book, the book as a metaphor, the conceptual space of the book, and books as narrative and non-narrative sequences. Each chapter uses these specific issues to examine the works of well-known book artists and publishers. The book provides a foundation for future work in the history and critical interpretation of artists' books, as well as offering a structure for teaching
The alphabetic labyrinth : the letters in history and imagination by Johanna Drucker( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A colorful and thorough exploration of the history of the alphabet and its symbolism in a mystical, philosophical, social, and artistic context
Graphic design history : a critical guide by Johanna Drucker( Book )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Graphic Design History' traces the social and cultural role of visual communication from prehistory to the present, connecting what designers do every day to a history of innovative graphic forms and effects. It offers a unique and exciting set of critical lenses for thinking about the cultural purpose and historical dimensions of the graphic designer's work, placing emphasis on the relevance of the history to the practices of designers today. Designed by the authors, the book is beautiful, spacious, and elegant. Clearly organized into three content-rich layers, it is informative yet lively and driven by ideas that offer ways of thinking about graphic design from a wealth of historical examples
The visible word : experimental typography and modern art, 1909-1923 by Johanna Drucker( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and German and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early in this century, Futurist and Dada artists developed brilliantly innovative uses of typography that blurred the boundaries between visual art and literature. In The Visible Word, Johanna Drucker shows how later art criticism has distorted our understanding of such works. She argues that Futurist, Dadaist, and Cubist artists emphasized materiality as the heart of their experimental approach to both visual and poetic forms of representation; by mid-century, however, the tenets of New Criticism and High Modernism had polarized the visual and the literary. Drucker suggests a methodology closer to the actual practices of the early avant-garde artists, based on a rereading of their critical and theoretical writings. After reviewing theories of signification, the production of meaning, and materiality, she analyzes the work of four poets active in the typographic experimentation of the 1910s and 1920s: Ilia Zdanevich, Filippo Marinetti, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Tristan Tzara. Few studies of avant-garde art and literature in the early twentieth century have acknowledged the degree to which typographic activity furthered debates about the very nature and function of the avant-garde. The Visible Word enriches our understanding of the processes of change in artistic production and reception in the twentieth century
The book as art : artists' books from the National Museum of Women in the arts by Krystyna Wasserman( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artists' books have emerged over the last twenty-five years as one of the most engaging contemporary art forms, addressing subjects from poetry to politics, incorporating a full spectrum of artistic media and bookmaking methods, and taking every conceivable form. Female painters, sculptors, calligraphers, and printmakers have played a primary role in developing this new mode of artistic expression. The Book as Art presents more than one hundred of the finest artist̃ books culled from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. These exquisitely crafted objects are certain to provoke unexpected and surprising conclusions about what constitutes a book."--Jacket
Graphesis : visual forms of knowledge production by Johanna Drucker( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphesis provides a descriptive critical language for the analysis of graphical knowledge. In an interdisciplinary study fusing digital humanities with media studies and graphic design history, Drucker outlines the principles by which visual formats organize meaningful content. Among the most significant of these formats is the graphical user interface (GUI), the dominant feature of the screens of nearly all consumer electronic devices. Because so much of our personal and professional lives is mediated through visual interfaces, it is important to start thinking critically about how they shape knowledge, our behavior, and even our identity. Drucker makes the case for studying visuality from a humanistic perspective, exploring how graphic languages can serve fields where qualitative judgments take priority over quantitative statements of fact. Graphesis offers a new epistemology of the ways we process information, embracing the full potential of visual forms and formats of knowledge production
Sweet dreams : contemporary art and complicity by Johanna Drucker( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Johanna Drucker's "sweet dream" is for a new and more positive approach to contemporary art. Drucker argues that contemporary art is fully engaged with material culture - yet still struggling to escape the oppositional legacy of the early twentieth-century avant-garde. She calls for a revamping of the critical vocabulary used to discuss art into one more befitting current creative practices." "Drucker shows that artists today are aware of working within the ideologies of mainstream culture and have replaced avant-garde resistance with acknowledged complicity. Finding their materials at malls and superstores or exploring celebrity culture, contemporary artists have created a vibrantly playful attitude towards mass culture - all while critics continue to cling to an outmoded vocabulary of opposition and radical negativity that defined modernism's avant-grade. At the cutting edge of new media research, Drucker surveys a wide range of exciting contemporary artists demonstrating their clear departure from the past and petitioning viewers and critics to shift their own terms and sensibilities as well. Sweet Dreams is a testament to the creative processes and self-conscious heterogeneity of art today as well as a revolutionary effort to celebrate imaginative, creative thought and the value of art in contemporary life."--Jacket
Theorizing modernism : visual art and the critical tradition by Johanna Drucker( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a major contribution to the study of modern art history. Theorizing Modernism, in Professor Drucker's words, "is not an analysis of modern visual culture, nor of modernity through the visual arts. It is a study of the changing strategies of visual arts and critical writing according to a rhetoric of representation through three themes that examine concerns central to the cultural production known as modern art."
Digital_humanities by Anne Burdick( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in English and Czech and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Included are chapters on the basics, on emerging methods and genres, and on the social life of the digital humanities, along with "case studies," "provocations," and "advisories." These persuasively crafted interventions offer a descriptive toolkit for anyone involved in the design, production, oversight, and review of digital projects. The authors argue that the digital humanities offers a revitalization of the liberal arts tradition in the electronically inflected, design-driven, multimedia language of the twenty-first century. Written by five leading practitioner-theorists whose varied backgrounds embody the intellectual and creative diversity of the field, Digital_Humanities is a vision statement for the future, an invitation to engage, and a critical tool for understanding the shape of new scholarship." [Taken from Overview]
Downdrift : an eco-fiction by Johanna Drucker( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slowly at first, then with increasing speed, animals worldwide develop and surpass human skills in every field, from manual labor to theoretical thinking, with earth-shattering consequences for the future of humanity
The dual muse : the writer as artist, the artist as writer by Johanna Drucker( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sound of poetry, the poetry of sound by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound has been all but ignored in the current discourse about lyric forms. This collection of essays seeks to readdress the fundamental connections between poetry & sound - connections that go far beyond traditional metrical studies
Typographically speaking : the art of Matthew Carter by Margaret Re( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental, visual, concrete : avant-garde poetry since the 1960s by Eric Vos( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book as art : artists' books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Krystyna Wasserman( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists' books have emerged over the last thirty years as one of the most engaging contemporary art forms, addressing subjects from poetry to politics, incorporating a full spectrum of artistic media and bookmaking methods, and taking every conceivable form. Female painters, sculptors, calligraphers, and printmakers have played a primary role in developing this new mode of artistic expression
Neon boneyard : Las Vegas A-Z by Judy Natal( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visualization and interpretation : humanistic approaches to display by Johanna Drucker( )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Visusalization argues for the importance of using traditional humanistic methodologies for the interpretation of graphical images (bar graphs, pie charts, network diagrams, etc.)"--
Iliazd : a meta-biography of a modernist by Johanna Drucker( )

6 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author has constructed a chronicle of the life of Ilia Zdanevich (known as Iliazd), an important writer and artist in Russian and French modernism, and enriched this chronicle with commentary on the process of writing a biography and a discussion of the twentieth-century avant-garde. The author originally researched Iliazd with the help of his widow many years ago, and she revisited her notes taken at that time with an experienced scholar's critical distance"--
The word made flesh by Johanna Drucker( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calling attention to the visual materiality of the text, this book attempts to halt linear reading, trapping the eye in a field of letters which make a complex object on the page. The work both embodies and discusses language as a physical form. --Granary Books
 
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SpecLab : digital aesthetics and projects in speculative computing
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The century of artists' booksThe alphabetic labyrinth : the letters in history and imaginationGraphic design history : a critical guideThe book as art : artists' books from the National Museum of Women in the artsGraphesis : visual forms of knowledge productionSweet dreams : contemporary art and complicityTheorizing modernism : visual art and the critical traditionDigital_humanities
Alternative Names
Druker, Johana

Johanna Drucker

Johanna Drucker American art historian

Johanna Drucker Amerikaans historica

Johanna Drucker amerikanische Autorin, Buchkünstlerin, visuelle Theoretikerin und Kulturkritikerin

Johanna Drucker écrivaine, poète, critique d'art, grammatologue, théoricienne de l'esthétique visuelle, américaine

Johanna Drucker historiadora de l'art estatunidenca

Johanna Drucker historiadora del arte estadounidense

Johanna Drucker historiane amerikane e artit

Johanna Drucker staraí na healaíne Meiriceánach

جوانا دروكير

جوانا دروكير مؤرخة فن أمريكية

드러커, 조해나 1952-

Languages
English (301)

Italian (9)

Spanish (4)

German (3)

Czech (2)