No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America, 1960-1980 / Betty Bright

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Identifier: REF.BC.1316
Object type: Books
Dimensions: xix, [1], 301, [3] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Copyright dates: 2005
Cover art by: Emily McVarish
Designed by: Philip Gallo
Published by: Granary Books
Text by: Betty Bright
Was created in: New York City
Library of Congress Subject Headings: History of the book [], Book Arts Press []
In this history of the artists' book, scholar and curator Betty Bright discusses its role in contemporary art, attempting to redress its marginalization. She examines three types of artist's book: the fine press book, the deluxe book, and the bookwork. Bright also covers critical supporters of the form, including New York's Center for Book Arts, Franklin Furnace, and the Visual Studies Workshop Press in Rochester, New York, along with key organizations and figures in Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Bright explores the ways in which artist's books have responded to movements such as Pop, Fluxus, and Conceptualism.

Also included is a timeline of the history of the artist's book, a list of resources on book arts, a bibliography of books, catalogs, and articles on the artists' book, and a detailed index.