Artists Who Make Books

The ‘artist’s book’ has long been an important form of expression, and Artists Who Make Books showcases 32 internationally recognized artists who have integrated book production into their larger creative practice. This volume features a selection of books — many rarely seen — by every artist included, an accompanying text providing further context, and over 500 illustrations of covers and interior spreads. Insightful interviews with Tauba Auerbach, Paul Chan, and Walther König, and in-depth essays by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh and Lynda Morris round out this illuminating survey.

Aperture: “Lori Salmon on Artists Who Make Books,” Spring, 2018
Bookforum: “Artful Volumes,” December/January 2018
Publisher’s Weekly: “New York Rights Fair Honors Top Visual Books in Five Categories,” May 8, 2018

“I enjoy giving books I have made to others. Art seems pure for a moment and disconnected from money.” — John Baldessari

“Artists’ books spread the word—whatever that word may be.” —Lucy Lippard, Art-Rite

Philip E. Aarons is a collector of artists’ books and board chair of Printed Matter in New York.

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art at Harvard University.

Jeffrey Kastner is a senior editor of Cabinet.

Claire Lehmann is an artist and writer based in New York.

Lynda Morris is a professor of art history and curation at Norwich University of the Arts.

Andrew Roth is a rare-book dealer and the publisher of PPP Editions.

Phaidon/PPP Editions, 2017

10.5 × 12 inches, 336 pages.

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