Art Making Book Making Art : Artists' Books by Artists from the San Francisco Art Institute in Exhibition at the San Francisco Center for the Book / curator Charles Hobson

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Identifier: REF.GEC5.1459
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 25 p. : ill. ; 23 x 28 cm.
Copyright dates: 1998
Created by: Charles Hobson
Designed by: Kathleen Burch
Printed by: George Lithograph
Typography by: Kathleen Burch
Was created at: San Francisco
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Exhibition catalogs [sh97004371], San Francisco Art Institute [http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50076927], Artists' books [sh85008302]
Catalog for the exhibition "Art Making Book Making Art" held at the San Francisco Center for the Book from September 8-November 13, 1998. The exhibition focused on the question of 'what is an artist's book?', exploring the transforming characteristics of form, sequence, flow, structure, and a place to join word and image. Includes an essay titled "On the Music of the Spheres" by Charles Simic, "A Travel Book" by Fred Martin, "The Uneventful Life of Dona Carmen y Costanza" by Inez Storer, "Stain uses Alternating" by Ann Chamberlain, "Fables" by Michael Hannon, and "Territory" by Mary Julia Klimenko. Also includes a checklist of the exhibition. "'What is an artist's book?' is a frequently asked question these days. Every answer I have heard ultimately fails because the imagination of the artists working in the book format exceeds their observers' abilities to create a comprehensive definition. because this exhibit is selected from books by artists who have taught or studied at the institute, there is an enormous variety. It shows what a wonderful rapscallion of a creature the artist's book is and how hard it is to pin down." - Introduction