This comprehensive survey of serial artist publications focuses largely on the collection of Philip E. Aarons, whose interest in the dissemination of artists’ work fueled this extensive research project. In Numbers features color reproductions and detailed descriptions, interviews, and essays analyzing and discussing more than 50 idiosyncratic artists’ publications and is an essential reference book for scholars of artists’ books and zines.
With work by Vito Acconci and Bernadette Mayer, Hans-Peter Feldman, Eleanor Antin, K. Baumgartner, C. Hoeller, J. Schroeder and D. Castro, Terence Koh, Buster Cleveland, Art & Language, Frank Gaard and the Art Police, Futzie Nutzle, Spinny Walker and henry humble, BANK, Ray Johnson, Joe Brainard, Continuous Project, Stephen Willats, Les Levine, Wolf Vostell, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Adam Dant, Josephine Meckseper, General Idea, George Maciunas, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Bruce LaBruce and G.B. Jones, Barbara Ess, Scott Hug, Daido Moriyama, R. Bertholo, Christo, L. Castro and J. Voss, William Leavitt and Bas Jan Ader, Gilbert and George, Aleksandra Mir, LTTR, Patricia Tavenner, Daniel Spoerri, Maurizio Nannucci, Matt Keegan and S.G. Rafferty, Herman de Vries, Tom Sachs, Uschi Huber and Jorg Paul Janka, Robert Heinecken, Maurizio Cattelan and Paolo Manfrin, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Provoke Group, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Guenter Brus, Wallace Berman, Jacqueline de Jong, Matthias Hermann, Christian Hunt, Scott Treleaven, Roni Horn, Raymond Pettibon, Anna Banana and William Gagilone, Tom Marioni, and Nobuyoshi Araki. With essays by Gil Blank, Victor Brand, Clive Phillpot, Nancy Princenthal, Neville Wakefield, and William S. Wilson.