The Book as Art: Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Hardcover)
Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Princeton Architectural Press, 9781568986098, 208pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2006
Culled from over 800 unique or limited-edition volumes held by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, these books explore the form as a container for ideas. Descriptions of the works are accompanied by colorful illustrations and reflections by their makers, along with essays by leading scholars and a lively introduction by the most famous book artist in our culture, best-selling author Audrey Niffenegger. The exquisitely crafted objects in the "The Book as Art" are sure to provoke unexpected and surprising conclusions about what constitutes a book.
"The Book as Art" accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., beginning in October 2006.
About the Author
Johanna Drucker is a professor at the University of Virginia and the top scholar on artists' books today.
Audrey Niffenegger, a book artist herself, is the author of the best-selling novel The Time Traveler's Wife, which is based on a character who is a papermaker and book artist.