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.
238 x 311 x 23mm
My Salute to Five Bells | Author: John Olsen
Back in stock soon.
My Salute to Five Bells by John Olsen charts the journey of one of Australia's greatest living artists at work on the biggest commission of his career. Member of the...
RICHARD LARTER | Author: Deborah Hart
Back in stock soon.
Recognises and celebrates the work of one of Australia's most significant and engaging artists and is the first major book of his work. Born in England in 1929, Larter moved...
Australian Artists Books | Author: Alex Selenitsch
Artists' books are works of art created in book form, or rather forms as there are a myriad of approaches such as pages in a box, scrolls, fold outs and...