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Arts of the Book, The / Ed Colker, curator ; Phillpot C ; Phelan M ; Apollinaire G ; Minsky R ; Frederick H ; Frost G ; Blake W ; Alexander C ; Bigus R ; Butler F ; Carothers M ; Colby S ; Colp N ; Davids B ; Duncan H ; Ely T ; Ferris S ; Grant Sk ; Hamady W ; Haynes R ; Horvitz SR ; Johnson L ; King R ; King S ; Korf K ; Kornblum A ; Kyle H ; Lange G ; Lederman SB ; Lehrer W ; Ligorano N ; Lingen R ; Lovejoy M ; Mabe J ; Mauriello B ; McCarney S ; Nichols B ; Osborn K ; Pisano M ; Richman G ; Risseeuw J ; Smith EK ; Faust D ; Smith K ; Spector B ; Sobota J ; Tetenbaum B ; Tisdale W ; VanVleit C ; Weier D ; Zipporah Z ; Sackner RK ; Sackner MA., 1988

Identifier: CC-33020-34641

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Scope and Contents

Clive Phillpot contributed an essay, "Reading Artists' Books," in which he wrote that "Visual artists have explored and exploited the nature and structure of the book. both in former times and with renewed vigor more recently, with the result that the book has come to be appreciated widely as an extremely fruitful and subtle multidimensional means for the transmission of human experience. In addition, artists have come to demand of their readers that they develop their ability to utilize various forms of reading, whether retinal or tactile, whether linear, peripheral, oscillatory, or random, in order to be able to engage fully with the content embedded in each book." Books by Carothers, Ligorano, and Mabe were lent to this exhibition by the Sackner Archive. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1988



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (20 pages)) : illustrations (mostly color) ; 27.4 x 19.2 x .3 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

ref shelf artist books american

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of the Arts. Nationality of creator: American. General: Number of duplicates: 1. General: Added by: RED; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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