Stock PileAreca RoeDesign by Kelly MunsonForeword by Sheila Dickinson2021Self-published, printed by Edition One 8.5 × 11 in. closed90 pagesPerfect-bound softcover with French foldsLaser Stock photography is an uncanny reflection of reality. Its sanitization and anonymization of familiar settings function as a trick mirror, an almost-real representation that subtly but indelibly differs from what we encounter…
Escape BookStefania Patrikiou2021 8.25 × 11.5 in. closed32 pagesPamphlet stitchScreen printEdition of 20 Completed in 2021, Escape Book is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The colophon makes a statement to that effect, but the book is otherwise wordless, which allows Patrikiou to reflect on escapism more broadly. The screen-printed book combines photographic images…
Ballroom EtiquetteMaria Brito and Bruno NeivaDesigned with Lisa LorenzTeam Trident Press2020 4 × 5 in. closed48 pagesSaddle-stitched pamphletRisograph inside with thermography-finished coverEdition of 150 A collaboration between Maria Brito and Bruno Neiva, Ballroom Etiquette is a slim, pocket-sized pamphlet, but it distills two books — True Politeness: A Hand-book of Etiquette for Ladies (1867) and…
A Direction Out There: Readwalking (With) Thoreau
A Direction Out There: Readwalking (With) ThoreauEmmanuelle WaeckerléContributions by Vicky Smith and Michael HamptonMA Bibliothèque2021 4.125 × 6.75 in. closed92 pagesPerfect bound softcover with French flapsDigital printing Emmanuelle Waeckerlé is an interdisciplinary artist who works in sound, performance, and publishing. For over two decades, she has been elaborating the concept of readwalking — the simultaneous…
Object ObjectsShana KaplowDesigned by Matthew RezacSelf-published with support from TITLE Collective2019 10.625 × 8.375 in. closed112 pagesSmyth-sewn softcover with French flapsOffset printing “I can’t unknow the impact of these massive systems,” interdisciplinary visual artist Shana Kaplow writes on the front flap of Object Objects, referring to the underpinnings of capital and exploitative labor that gird…
Copy, Tweak, Paste: Methods of Appropriation in Re-enacted Artists’ Books
Copy, Tweak, Paste: Methods of Appropriation in Re-enacted Artists’ BooksRob van Leijsen2020 Éditions clinamen5.5 × 7.875 in. closed223 pagesPerfect-bound paperbackOffset printing Plenty of artists’ book practitioners and scholars have a background in graphic design, but for Rob van Leijsen graphic design is not merely an entry point into artists’ books; it is a place to…
One Hundred Excellent Flowers
Calling on the aesthetics and politics of the 1960s, One Hundred Excellent Flowers questions the possibility of freedom in the absence of truth.
A collection of memories inspired by the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, “Seed Vault” uses the book form to imbue a text with rewarding multiple meanings.