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The book as art : artists' books from the National Museum of Women in the arts

Author: Krystyna Wasserman; Johanna Drucker; Audrey Niffenegger
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Krystyna Wasserman; Johanna Drucker; Audrey Niffenegger
ISBN: 1568986092 9781568986098
OCLC Number: 64688727
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: What does it mean to make a book? / Audrey Niffenegger --
Intimate authority / Johanna Drucker --
The brightest heaven of invention / Krystyna Wasserman --
Storytellers --
Nature --
Food and the body --
Autobiographers --
Dreamers and magicians --
Historians --
Mothers, daughters, and wives --
Travelers --
Inspired by the muses.
Responsibility: Krystyna Wasserman ; with essays by Johanna Drucker and Audrey Niffenegger.

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Explores the form as a container for ideas. This work accompanies descriptions of the works by colorful illustrations and reflections by their makers, along with essays by leading scholars and an  Read more...
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