The Best of Both Worlds: Finely Printed Livres D'artistes | 1910-2010 | Author: Jerry Kelly
Artists' books always contain art, and the art often serves as the primary reason for the book's existence. And the history of bookmaking, since the Gutenberg Bible, contains examples of books whose typographic and design excellence is immediately apparent and beyond dispute, but which contain no art. Occasionally, the two worlds intersect and overlap, resulting in books as noteworthy for their artwork as their printing, as praiseworthy for their artistic content as their design and manufacturing. In this full color selection of 77 books from Europe and the Americas, the authors select, and comment upon the "best of both worlds": books whose pages reveal the best graphic work of the past century; artwork from the hands of masters as diverse as Braque, Calder, Dine, Hockney, Mapplethorpe, Matisse, Maillol, Picasso, Oldenburg and Rivers -- coupled with memorable texts orchestrated by the best designers, printers, and binders.
At once a visual feast and a provocative tour through well- and lesser-known titles, the primary thesis this book suggests is that one world does not have to be sacrificed at the expense of the other. In the hands of expert collaborators, a book can incorporate the best of both worlds -- the artistic and the bibliophilic -- to provide a vehicle that both exalts the contents and celebrates the messages.
A Civil Rights Journey | Author: Doris Derby
A Civil Rights Journey presents the astonishing archive of Dr Doris Derby: photographer, activist, and professor of anthropology. Active throughout the Civil Rights Movements of the mid twentieth century in...
Do Earth: Healing strategies for humankind | Author: Tamsin Omond
We know there’s a climate emergency but what does that mean we should do? What does a ‘better future’ look like and how do we get there? Having spent over...
Jonathan Jones: Works on paper 2010-19 | Editor: Genevieve O'Callaghan
Jonathan Jones’ publication works on paper 2010–19 celebrates the works of one of Australia’s most important contemporary Indigenous artists. Never-before-seen in one survey, these sensitive works discuss the histories, textures...