Innovative Forms

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  • Rock Breaks Scissors        Peter H. Barnett        Editions / Signed        $40.00
  • Collage Studies        Pilar Proffitt        Books / Artists’ Books        $30.00
  • Fragments of NameemaN        Peter H. Barnett        Books / Signed        $250.00
  • Apollo’s Stage        Amanda Barrow        Books / Artists’ Books        $30.00
  • Evidence of Attendants        MJ Connors Davison        Books / Artists’ Books        $185.00
  • Elegy for the Natural World        Joyce Cutler Shaw        Books / Signed        $100.00
  • Matchbox Galaxies        Virginia DuQuette        Books / Artists’ Books        $25.00
  • Libro Illeggibile        Bruno Munari        Books / Small Books        $4.00
  • One 4-Word Book / Four 1-Word Books        Barbara Rosenthal        Books / Small Books        $144.00
  • Asperity        David Stairs        Books / Small Books        $15.00
  • Absence        Jeannie Meejin Yoon        Books        $30.00
  • It : A Poem / Play / Installation        Coco Gordon        Books / Signed        $125.00
  • Square Planet         Ken Leslie        Books        $10.00
  • [2,3]        Tauba Auerbach        PM Fundraising Editions / Artists’ Books        $350.00

All of the books on this list, in one way or another, address the physicality of the book. Each one, in its own way, calls into question a reader’s assumptions about what a book is and presents new avenues of approach to reading. Can a card game be a book? Can cut and sewn patterns constitute a narrative? Printed on scarves, sandpaper, and postage stamps, bound with sticks, pencils, duct tape or tucked inside a matchbox, these books speak through their materials as well as about their materials and in so doing engage a reader’s associative as well as analytical mind.

  1. Peter H. Barnett
    Rock Breaks Scissors
    New York: P. Barnett, 2012
  2. Pilar Proffitt
    Collage Studies
    Jacksonville, FL: P.Proffitt, 1997
    Out of stock
  3. Peter H. Barnett
    Fragments of NameemaN
    New York, NY: P. Barnett, 2003
    size unknown
  4. Amanda Barrow
    Apollo’s Stage
    Groton, MA: Quick Brown Fox & Grigg, 1996
    Out of stock
  5. MJ Connors Davison
    Evidence of Attendants
    Rosendale, NY: Women’s Studio Workshop, 1991
    size unknown
  6. Joyce Cutler Shaw
    Elegy for the Natural World
    San Diego, CA: Joyce Cutler-Shaw, 2003
  7. Virginia DuQuette
    Matchbox Galaxies
    Brooklyn, NY: V. DuQuette, 1999
    Out of stock
  8. Bruno Munari
    Libro Illeggibile
    Mantovo, Italy: Maurizio Corraini, 2011
    Out of stock
  9. Barbara Rosenthal
    One 4-Word Book / Four 1-Word Books
    New York, NY: Rosenthal and Media Loft, 1995
  10. David Stairs
    Portland, OR: D. Stairs, 1989
  11. Jeannie Meejin Yoon
    New York, NY: Printed Matter Inc., Whitney Museum of American Art and Inc., 2003
    Out of stock
  12. Coco Gordon
    It : A Poem / Play / Installation
    New York, NY: W Space, 1987
    size unknown
  13. Ken Leslie
    Square Planet
    Hardwick , VT: Charuby Press, 1998
    Out of stock
  14. Tauba Auerbach
    New York, NY: Printed Matter Inc., 2011
    Out of stock
Last updated 1/25/2018