Booknesses: Artists' Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection / David Paton

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Identifier: REF.EC.1972
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 265 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles ; 28 cm
Copyright dates: 2017
Created by: David Paton
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Booknesses: Artists' Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection, organized and curated by David Paton, Department of Visual Art, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 March - 5 May 2017. Accompanied by a special edition of the original catalogue, revised and updated with new material. Produced by the Department of Visual Art, University of Johannesburg in conjunction with the UJ Art Gallery, FADA, University of Johannesburg. "Artists' books exist at a compelling intersection of art and literature. ...Booknesses brings this intersection of physicality and imagination into sharp relief. It identifies the book as at once a real and an abstract object, implying that the form of the artist's book is in a sense the most essential form of a book: something that provides a path into the abstract realm of the conceptual, even as its very physicality reminds us that it is an object."--Foreword by Federico Frschi Table of Contents: 1. Simultaneous journeys : thematics in the curating of Booknesses : artists' books from the Jack Ginsberg collection / David Paton -- 2. Between the folds : the struggle between images and texts with reference to selected artists' books / Keith Dietrich -- 3. Axeage Private Press and the book in a cave / Pippa Skotnes -- 4. A New Yorker's parallax view / Robbin Ami Silverberg -- 5. A conversation with Jack Ginsberg / Kim Berman with contributions by Rosalind Cleaver and David Paton -- Illustrated catalogue of the exhibition.