Cover by Carl Andre. This special issue of the influential 1970’s artzine was devoted entirely to the subject of artists’ books, constituting one of the first critical analyses of the medium nearly 10 years after it began. Included are forty-five statements by artists and art professionals connected to artists’ books (a selection of which are reprinted in the introduction to Printed Matter’s 1997/1998 catalog). Art Rite was critical to the founding and early development of Printed Matter.
Featuring: Kathy Acker, Roberta Allen, John Baldessari, Luciano Bartolini, Ulises Carrion, Daniel Buren, Robert Delford Brown, Robert Cumming, Ted Castle, Agnes Denes, Peter Downsbrough, Mary Fish, Peter grass, George Griffin, Judith Hoffberg, Douglas Huebler, Alan Kaprow [sic], Richard Kostelanetz, Sharon Kulik, Robert Leverant, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Christof Kohlhofer, Jane Logemann, Paul McMahon, Robert Morgan, Mauritio Nannuci, Richard Nonas, Adrian Piper, Lucio Pozzi, Marcia Resnick, Carolee Schneemann, John Shaw, Bob Smith, Pat Steir, Ellen Sragow, Ted Stamm, Peter Stansbury, Richard Tuttle, Fred Truck, Lawrence Weiner, Robin Winters, Rachel Youdelman. Also features and reviews by John Howell, David Salle, Al Moore, Rosalee Goldberg, Lawrence Alloway, Peggy Gale, A.A. Bronson, Naomi Spector, Eve Sonneman, Irena von Zhan and Peter Frank.