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Book as Art, The: Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts / Wasserman K ; Drucker J ; Barton CJ ; Bennett M ; Bentivoglio M ; Burgess M ; Butler F ; Chen J ; Chiarlone R ; Colby S ; Coron B ; Davidson L ; Echevarria-Myers JA ; Ellis E ; Fedi F ; Groat J ; Gut E ; Harlan S ; Jackman S ; Johnson L ; Kalmbach A ; Kellner T ; Kent J ; Khlebnikov V ; King S ; Korf K ; Kunc K ; Lanyon E ; Laxson R ; Leavitt N ; Lorenz A ; Lukac J ; Lyons J ; Martin E ; Morrison L ; Oleszko P ; Presser E ; Schwartzott C ; Share S ; Sharoff S ; Sligh C ; Smith L ; Stevens M ; Todaro C ; VanVleit C ; Walker A ; Webb P ; Weier D ; Weinstein D ; Sackner MA ; Sackner RK., 2007

Identifier: CC-46313-49036

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Scope and Contents

This catalogue is described on the back cover as follows: "Artists' books have emerged over the last twenty-five years as one of the most engaging contemporary art forms, addressing subjects from poetry to politics, incorporating a full spectrum of artistic media and bookmaking methods, and taking every conceivable form. Female painters, sculptors, calligraphers, and printmakers have played a primary role in developing this new mode of artistic expression. The Book as Art presents more than one hundred of the finest artists' books culled from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. These exquisitely crafted objects are certain to provoke unexpected and surprising conclusions about what constitutes a book." In her essay, "The Brightest Heaven of Invention" curator Krystyna Wasserman writes, "Among private collections, The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Achives of Concrete and Visual Poetry in Miami, Florida, has been a source of continual revelation and several acquisions, including Unfinished Symphony by Elena Presser." The catalogue and exhibition are divided into the following sections: Storytellers; Nature; Food and the Body; Autobiographies, Dreamers and Magicians; Historians, Mothers, Daughters, and Wives; Travelers; and Inspired by the Muses. Several books in this presentation are held by the Sackner Archive. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2007



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book (192 pages)) ; 28.5 x 22.2 x 2.1 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

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


Published: New York : Princeton Architectural Press. Signed by: Krystyna [Wasserman] (c.- title page). Inscription: To Ruth and Marvin with friendship and admiration. General: Added by: RUTH; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

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

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