The Book Made Art: A Selection of Contemporary Artists' Books

The Book Made Art

Curated by Jeffery Abt; Catalogue designed by Buzz Spector.

Composed almost entirely of unique books created between 1976 and 1986 in this country, England and on the European Continent, the exhibit focuses on the transformation of the artistic book from decorated text to sculptural object. Nearly fifty examples colorfully and dramatically challenge familiar expectations of linear progression, text, and physical presentation in the book form. The books in the exhibition challenge traditional notions of the codex form through the use of electricity, the continuous film-strip, embroidery, glass, ceramic, and various other media.