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Printed Matter, Inc

Overview
Works: 240 works in 270 publications in 2 languages and 1,767 library holdings
Genres: Artists' books  Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Fiction  History  Illustrated works  Catalogues raisonnés  Guidebooks  Portraits  Pictorial works 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: NB237.A94, C813.6
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Most widely held works about Inc Printed Matter
 
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Most widely held works by Inc Printed Matter
Project entitled "The beginnings of a complex--" (1976-77) : notes, drawings, photographs by Alice Aycock( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lines and non-lines by Edda Renouf( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absence by J. Meejin Yoon( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representation of the negative space of the World Trade Center towers
Ransacked : Aunt Ethel, an ending by Nancy Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crimeways by Rita McBride( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the "Crime of the Century" as an ominous backdrop, cataclysmic copycat capers are occurring all over the queasy, quivering metropolis. Shadowy vandals of various stripes are causing the big city's cultural landmarks serious harm; who will stop them? Armed with a full load of aesthetics, the two-fisted heroes of Crimeways tell their torrid tales of mad multiple bombings." "Crimeways is the brainchild of artist Rita McBride, aided and abetted by Matthew Licht. The novel, with chapters written by various artists, curators, architects, filmmakers, and authors, is a genre-smashing joy ride through the metropolis."--Jacket
Four basic kinds of lines & colour by Sol LeWitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four basic kinds of lines & colour is a classic artists' book by preeminent conceptual artist Sol LeWitt (1928-2007). Featuring 34 pages of drawings, the work is an early example of LeWitt's rigorous, algorithmic process in which a set of rules, applied to generate an image, are subsequently run through all of their permutations. In the late 1960s LeWitt began applying this technique, first developed for his wall drawings, to "artists' books", a term that was coined two years after this book appeared. In this publication, LeWitt demonstrates the 34 ways that basic lines (horizontal, vertical, left-facing diagonal and right-facing diagonal) can be rendered in four colors (red, yellow, blue and black), with each page displaying a single combination (for example, horizontal lines in blue). The book is one of LeWitt's signature bookworks, which in its original edition remains quite scarce, so this new facsimile edition is significant; almost none, if any, of his books (he produced over 50) have been reprinted
Art-rite( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This facsimile edition collects all 19 issues of 'Art-rite' magazine, edited by art critics Walter Robinson and Edit DeAk from 1973 to 1978. Robinson, DeAk and a third editor, Joshua Cohn, met as art history students at Columbia University, and were inspired to found the magazine by their art criticism teacher, Brian O'Doherty. 'Art-rite', cheaply produced on newsprint, served as an important alternative to the established art magazines of the period. 'Art-rite' ran for only five years, and published only 19 issues. But in that time the magazine featured contributions from hundreds of artists, a list that now reads like a who's-who of 1970s art: Yvonne Rainer, Gordon Matta-Clark, Alan Vega (Suicide), William Wegman, Nancy Holt, Jack Smith, Dorothea Rockburne, Robert Morris, Adrian Piper, Laurie Anderson, Carolee Schneemann and Carl Andre; critics such as Lucy Lippard contributed writing. Through its single-artist issues and its thematic issues on performance, video and artists' books, 'Art-rite' championed the new art of its era
Transformations I : 1973-74 by Ellen Lanyon( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lovely, mysterious accordion-fold book contains a succession of drawings in which objects metamorphose into animals and back again: from flower to bird to face... and so on. Display image shows an early stage in the life cycle. Etching-like print quality on fine paper."
Myways by Rita McBride( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet de Printed Matter: "Synopsis : Gina Ashcraft returns in this compilation of her Agony Aunt monthly advice column for artists."Myways" is the final of four Ways books conceived by Rita McBride. The Ways books-"Heartways", "Futureways", "Crimeways", and "Myways"-exploit and decipher genre writing with an entertaining and refreshing collective structure. The books include contributions from more than fifty artists, architects, writers, journalists, curators, and critics. Contributors: Lawrence Bailey, Jay Battle, Mary Caponegro, Erin Cosgrove, Christina Gómez Barrio and Wolfgang Mayer, Matthew Geller, David Gray, Pablo Helguera, Michele Hierholzer, Philippine Hoegen, Diana Kingsley, Matthew Licht, Rita McBride, Willem Ooerbeek, Jackson Perry, R.H. Quaytman, Kimberly Sexton, Gordon Tapper, Erica Van Horn, and Marcel Vos."
Heartways : the exploits of Genny O by Rita McBride( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet de Printed Matter: "Synopsis: Heartways is the winsome tale of Genny O, a youthful innocent who is saving herself for her one true love. Like Osiris's fate of perpetual death and renewal, Genny is fated to everlasting virginity. Despite all efforts to the contrary, each deflowering is her "first time." An extraordinary faux romance compilation, Heartways deconstructs art, literature, sex, and desire in one fell swoop. Constructed as a "novel," each chapter is written by a different contributor, all of whom create romantic tableaux that simultaneously work within and outside literary conventions. Heartways is the brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Rita McBride. It will take you down the road of love and romance to a place in your heart that you always knew was there... From Printed Matter's Emerging Artists Publication Series."
Queer zines by AA Bronson( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Book about Colab : (and related activities)( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edited by Max Schumann, Director of Printed Matter, and with a foreword and afterword by art writer and Colab member Walter Robinson, the book traces the output of Collaborative Projects Inc. (aka Colab), the highly energetic gathering of young New York downtown artists active from the late 1970's through the mid 1980's."--Printed Matter website
Queer Zines( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet de Printed Matter: "Synopsis: Queer Zines, the catalogue, collects the variegated practices of zine makers past and present, from North America and Europe, and lists them alphabetically, starting with Toronto's 88 Chins and ending with the Dean Sameshima zine Young Men at Play. In a riotous assemblage of more than 200 pages, we find comprehensive bibliographies and sinful synopses for more than 120 zines by Alex Gartenfeld, excerpted illustrations and writings by zine makers, reprints of important articles in and about queer zines, a directory of important zine archives, and a list of zine outlets around the world. It also includes a 1980 interview with Boyd McDonald by Vince Aletti, Bimbox's pop-up genitalia (alas, not popping up here), Adam Block's early writings on zines from the Advocate, a "Where are they now ?" section that charts the careers of various queer zine pioneers, and excerpted interviews with GB Jones, Vaginal Davis, and Bruce LaBruce. See more here: http://www.queerzines.com"
Reading as art( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exhibition explores the potential of the act of reading as art
Fiction? non-fiction? : catalogue raisonné des livres de = a catalogue raisonné of the books by Jean-Michel Alberola ... [et al.]( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A field guide to weeds : with illustrated taxonomy of the most pernicious and troublesome plants by Kim Beck( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet de Printed Matter: ""A field guide to weeds" masquerades as a 19th century pocket guide, but a guide in which the weeds themselves have taken over. Beck's innovative project uses the physical form of the book as a metaphor for a crack in the city sidewalk : printed in luscious five-color printing, the common dandelion, pigweed, and poison ivy - the very plants we ignore, step over, ignore, dig up, or scrupulously avoid - creep out of the gutter, up pages, and overrun the book. Multiple silhouettes overlap and repeat, drawing the reader's attention to the overlooked. The book features a brown silk ribbon marker. The thumbnail image shows a two-page spread from the contents of the book."
Futureways by Rita McBride( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Futureways is the second of four Ways books conceived by Rita McBride. The Ways books -- entitled Heartways, Futureways, Crimeways, and Myways -- exploit and decipher genre writing with an entertaining and refreshing collective structure. The books include contributions from more than fifty artists, architects, writers, journalists, curators, and critics"--Page 200
Reverend Jen's really cool neighborhood ; Reverend Jen's les Misrahi by Reverend Jen( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet de Printed Matter: "Printed on pink papers, Reverend Jen's "Reverend Jen's really cool neighborhood" is a travel guide for the poor, deviant and bored that takes readers on a whirlwind tour through the Lower East Side and treats them to the cheapest Budweiser, the greasiest pizza and the fanciest porcelain unicorn heads in the neighborhood. Filled with personal anecdotes of hellish roommates, loneliness and delusions of fame, the book is peppered with delightful illustrations and sultry photos, and is both educational and entertaining. From Printed Matter's emerging artists publication series. Flip the book over and you'll find a bonus - Les Misrahi, an epic musical puppet show that tells the story of Jen Valjean, an ex-convict who has just been freed after serving three years for stealing a glue stick from Kinkos. Jen Valjean is visited by a chorus of wise rats who tell her of an ancient oracle that predicts she will lead the Downtrodden and Tired in a revolution against greedy landlords and real estate developers. Filled with catchy songs like "Dogs are nice" and "My roommate is frozen into a block of ice," this one is sure to inspire sing-alongs!"
Abraham Lincoln by Rachel Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comprised of entirely Googled images of Abraham Lincoln, the book shows our sixteenth president sequentially turning his infamous profile from right to left. Harrison's hefty collection of images encapsulates the obscurities of our digital age, a parade of absurd representations attesting to the over-commodification of American history. Among the more traditional portrait-style depictions of Lincoln, are peculiar appropriations- a Lincoln toe ring, a Lincoln cake, a Lincoln egg, a Lincoln coffee mug, a Lincoln emoticon, a Lincoln pillow, a Lincoln hulk. It begs the question, what prompts us to venerate our cultural heroes in such ways? Transposing the image of a socio-political icon into kitsch formats, assimilating his recognizable physiognomy into sarcastic patriotic gestures. The images are all presented as they were found online, their formats untampered with and recontextualized in print."--Printed Matter website
Michalis Pichler by Michalis Pichler( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cross-reference book of information on aesthetic boundaries, consisting of a bibliography into which inserted text, critical essays, art works, and documents, are arranged chronologically and focused on a selection of so-called greatest hits and conceptual poetics. It contains mentions of such vaguely designated areas as appropriation, postnaive, unboring boring, détournement, object perdu, and erasure poetry--or writing through--as they currently occur (with occasional political overtones) in the work of Michalis Pichler. This book is the first monograph focused on the practice of artist/author Michalis Pichler. Featuring eleven critical essays, an extensively illustrated catalogue, a conversation with John Stezaker, and selected writings by the artist, the book delivers a solid introduction into conceptual poetics
 
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Printed Matter Inc.

Languages
English (46)

French (4)