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Works: 1,913 works in 1,994 publications in 1 language and 60,108 library holdings
Genres: History  Artists' books  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliographies  Biographies  Illustrated works  Art  Academic theses 
Roles: Other
Classifications: N7433.3, 811.54
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Most widely held works by Press Collection (Library of Congress)
The century of artists' books by Johanna Drucker( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 561 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
A book of the book : some works & projections about the book & writing by Jerome Rothenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of readings on the book as a mythic and material object. It includes commentaries and essays on 'the book', and discussions of specific artists' books. From William Blake to Gertrude Stein, Derrida to Duchamp
No longer innocent : book art in America, 1960-1980 by Betty Taylor Bright( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infanta by Erin Belieu( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of "urban-chic" poems. In Rondeau at the Train Stop, which is set in Boston, she writes: "It bothers me: the genital smell of the bay / drifting toward me on the T stop, the train / circling the city like a dingy, year-round / Christmas display. The Puritans were right, / sin's / everywhere in Massachusetts."
The cutting edge of reading : artists' books by Renée Riese Hubert( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figuring the word : essays on books, writing, and visual poetics by Johanna Drucker( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collects diverse writings by Johanna Drucker previously published in literary or scholarly journals ... also includes an anecdotal checklist of Drucker's artist's books"--Back cover
Joe Brainard : a retrospective by Constance Lewallen( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first museum retrospective exhibition of Joe Brainard (1942 - 1994), was on view in Gallery 2, presented a wide selection from Brainard's prolific lifework, including approximately 150 collages, assemblages, paintings, drawings, and book covers. Brainard's art is characterized by humor and exuberant color, and by eclectic combinations of media and subject matter. Joe Brainard: A Retrospective reveals Brainard's creative genius and aims to raise the profile of this under-appreciated but nonetheless intriguing and important late-twentieth-century American artist."--Rod Macneil, Contributing Editor
Artists books : a critical survey of the literature by Stefan Klima( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artists Books: A Critical Survey of the Literature is the first and only published guide to writings on artists books. It contains five lucid essays and a carefully researched, thorough bibliography. An important reference tool for anyone interested in artists books."--Jacket
Rooted : seven Midwest writers of place by David R Pichaske( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Pichaske has been writing and teaching about midwestern literature for three decades. In Rooted, by paying close attention to text, landscape, and biography, he examines the relationship between place and art. His focus is on seven midwestern authors who came of age toward the close of the twentieth century, their lives and their work grounded in distinct places: Dave Etter in small-town upstate Illinois; Norbert Blei in Door County, Wisconsin; William Kloefkorn in southern Kansas and Nebraska; Bill Holm in Minneota, Minnesota; Linda Hasselstrom in Hermosa, South Dakota; Jim Heynen in Sioux County, Iowa; and Jim Harrison in upper Michigan. The writers' intimate knowledge of place is reflected in their use of details of geography, language, environment, and behavior. art or thought: jazz music and formalism in the case of Etter; gender issues in the case of Hasselstrom; time past and present in the case of Kloefkorn; ethnicity and the role of the artist in the case of Blei; magical realism in the case of Heynen; the landscape of literature in the case of Holm; and the curious worlds of academia, best-selling novels, and Hollywood films in the case of Harrison. The result, Pichaske notes, is the growing away from roots, the explorations and alter egos of these writers of place, and the tension between the here and there that gives each writer's art the complexity it needs to transcend provincial boundaries. Quoting generously from the writers, Pichaske employs a practical, jargon-free literary analysis fixed in the text, making Rooted interesting, readable, and especially useful in treating the categories of memoir and literary essay that have become important in recent decades. -- Amazon.com
Sources by Adrienne Rich( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A secret location on the Lower East Side : adventures in writing, 1960-1980 : a sourcebook of information by Steven Clay( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an acclaimed 1998 exhibition at The New York Public Library, A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing, 1960-1980 offers a glimpse into that Mimeo Revolution, focusing on the small press publishing scene in San Francisco and in downtown New York City
The lovemaker; poems by Robert Mezey( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcana : musicians on music by John Zorn( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delving into recent developments in avant-garde music, this anthology looks at the current generation of experimental players and composers
A border comedy by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wise poison : poems by David Rivard( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James at work by Theodora Bosanquet( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This enlarged and annotated edition rescues Bosanquet from the shadows of literary history and shows her to be a fascinating figure in her own right, a skilled writer and editor, and early feminist, and a contemporary of the Bloomsbury literary community. The book is enhanced by an essay about Bosanquet and her circle, and snippets from her diaries and letters, now in the Harvard University archives."--Jacket
Tree of song by Federico García Lorca( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Silverado squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

2 editions published between 1923 and 1952 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 22 May 1880, RLS and Fanny Stevenson left for their honeymoon in the Napa Valley region of California (accompanied by Fanny's son Lloyd Osbourne). Stevenson later described their travels in Silverado Squatters. In Calistoga RLS uses a telephone for the first time. He also visits a petrified forest and samples Napa Valley wine. In his travels through the region, RLS meets a variety of interesting characters: other Scots abroad, for example, and Mr Kelmar who is wholly preoccupied with making money. In Silverado Squatters RLS returns again and again to themes of national identity -- he is preoccupied by what it means to his sense of self to leave his homeland behind: "I wrote that a man belonged in these days to a variety of countries; but the old land is still the true love, the others are but pleasant infidelities. Scotland is indefinable; it has no unity except upon the map" (p. 194). Indeed, despite finding California beautiful, RLS is often deeply nostalgic for Scotland and in particular, Edinburgh: "there are no stars as lovely as Edinburgh streetlamps. When I forget thee, auld Reekie, may my right hand forget its cunning"
Rembrandt and the Book of Tobit by Julius S Held( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The century of artists' books
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A book of the book : some works & projections about the book & writingNo longer innocent : book art in America, 1960-1980InfantaThe cutting edge of reading : artists' booksFiguring the word : essays on books, writing, and visual poeticsJoe Brainard : a retrospectiveArtists books : a critical survey of the literatureRooted : seven Midwest writers of place
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