quarta-feira, 27 de junho de 2012

Jirí Kolár

NANNUCCI, Maurizio/BIANCOENERO. Florence (Mela) 1979. “MELA POST CARD BOOK”: curated selection of 48 postcards in slip case. (clockwise from upper left): Ed Ruscha, John Cage, Ray Johnson, Jirí Kolár

Os postais acima foram enviados ao Ulises Carrión, quando ele tinha a Other Books em Amsterdã.
More: http://rectoversoblog.com/2011/04/22/postcards/#more-844

segunda-feira, 25 de junho de 2012

Pol Bury

Limited Numbered Edition: 350/500
about 66 pages, 26,8 × 21,7 cm, Paperback
Le Daily Bul, La Louvière, 1970

domingo, 24 de junho de 2012

Vivianne Sassen

Vivianne Sassen's Sketches: Polaroids Made in Africa

Sketches: Polaroids Made in Africa is a graphically striking small press publication of photographs taken by the Dutch artist in Africa between 2002 and 2010. Dealing in the currency of the staged and the spontaneous, these street photographs represent a kind of speculative personal history for Sassen, who spent her early years growing up in Africa. They are filled with sadness, wonderment, playfulness and hope.  

Um dos livros que encontrei em uma livraria da Austrália, que tem um site bem bacana: http://perimeterbooks.com/

quinta-feira, 21 de junho de 2012


A double-sided accordion of Christo's painted photographs that served as studies for this project between the USA and Japan in which 1340 yellow umbrellas were installed on the West Coast, and 1760 blue umbrellas in Ibaraki, Japan. The project opened on October 9th, 1991, but sadly on Oct. 26th one of the umbrellas in the USA was uprooted by a strong wind and killed a visitor. Christo ordered the entire project taken down, but disaster struck again when one of the workers taking down an umbrella in Japan touched a power line and died. The following link to Christo's website includes more preparatory drawings, as well as photographs of the work installed (Christo), 16 pages, individual page: 9" x 11", fully extended 14" x 7' 4" 

This book also includes an interview with Christo by Masahiko Yanagi that was  recorded in January, 1991. The section below provides some interesting insights into how the publication came about and Christo's response to the accordion format. 

Masahiko Yanagi: There are more than 40 books and many catalogues about your work. But, this book is unusual not only because of the accordion-fold format, but also because it consists of reproductions of only one type of your works on paper: painted photographs. Can you explain how this book project came about?

Christo: The basic idea and the format of this book were proposed by Stephen Vincent, the director of Bedford Arts. They have done several accordions books before. But I decided to use only my 14-by-11-inch vertical painted photographs, the smallest works on paper I usually make, because I wanted the works to be reproduced on a one-to-one scale. I have always thought that reproductions of my works on paper in their true scale would have great quality. To do this, I asked the publisher to use a book format larger than the one originally proposed. Further, this is not simply a book about my works on paper; it is also about a proposal that I am about to realize. I think the black and white prints that I use in my painted photographs will enhance the real-life dimension. I enjoy having a book that is specifically about one work of art which will exist only for a short time. (via http://www.accordionpublications.blogspot.ca/)

quarta-feira, 20 de junho de 2012

Katarina Kallaste


exercício de legibilidade, a sobreposição das palavras não impede a leitura

Claude Closky

Franz Erhard Walther

Franz Erhard Walther: Werkmonographie, Herausgegeben von Götz Adriani, DuMont Kunst/Praxis, Cologne, 1972

segunda-feira, 11 de junho de 2012

Sylvia Amélia

CARTA - RECORTE é um projeto de arte-correio criado para financiar por internet a exposição Inéditos e Guardados, de Sylvia Amélia,  que acontece entre 30 de maio a 24 de junho de 2012, no BDMG Cultural em Belo Horizonte, Brasil.


Douglas Pêgo

Capas para Convencer a Ler, 2007
Dimensões variavéis. Impressão a laser em papel couche

Capas-luvas para alguns livros clássicos da literatura (Dom Quixote, de Cervantes) e das ciências humanas (O Capital, de Marx, A interpretação dos Sonhos de Freud, A Riqueza das Nações, de Adam Smith, A origem das espécies, de Darwin).
 Caras para Ler, 2010
1 x 14 x 2 cm. Impressão a laser em papel pólen e encadernação.

Livro em formato clássico com todo o conteúdo escrito da revista Caras, edição 859, redigitado e formatado em texto corrido, tanto matérias quanto propagandas.

terça-feira, 5 de junho de 2012

Open Book

Exposição de livros de artista no MoCa, Museu de Arte em Los Angeles.

 Vista da exposição

 Mesa de leitura, no centro do espaço expositivo, com alguns livros de artista para o público manusear

Em primeiro plano, vitrine com livros de Dieter Roth

To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book examines how sequencing manifests itself within artists’ books, highlighting a diverse range of conceptual strategies and formal processes. The exhibition constitutes the first large-scale museum survey of artists’ books in Los Angeles since 1978, presenting work by a range of artists, from emerging artists who have begun to experiment with this genre to established artists who view bookmaking as an integral part of their practice. Borrowing its title from a limited-edition ’zine by Raymond Pettibon, To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book presents many different book forms, some with corresponding wall-mounted works that suggest the relationship of books to other aspects of an artist’s practice.