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On December 8th I’ll participate in the annual small publisher’s fair at Paradiso in Amsterdam. All my latest titles will be available. My table will be on the ground floor and on the left from where you enter into the big main room. For more information visit http://www.beurskleineuitgevers.nl/
To coincide with the end of Ed Ruscha’s 75th year, Recounted will be taken out of circulation at the end of December. If you want a copy, please order it before that time. Recounted was realized as a part of ABCED, which has since been shown internationally, most recently at Gagosian Gallery, NY and the Museum Brandhorst in Munich, Germany. Recounted also inspired my other Ed Ruscha remake: One Swimming Pool.
Next weekend, from November 14-17, the fourth edition of Offprint will be held during Paris Photo. I won’t be there personally this year, but a selection of my books, including the recent The Gospel of the Photographer and The Kingdom, can be found at the table of Johan Deumens Gallery. Also the new edition of In this Dark Wood can be found at J&L Books.
If you were planning to buy books directly from me in Paris, note that I have a special Paris Photo/Offprint discount running from November 11-17 as a compensation for my invisibility this year. In this week you won’t pay any shipping costs on books you order from me. To get this discount please place your order through email, since it won’t show up in the webshop for technical reasons.
I just received the Artist’s Book Yearbook 2014-2015 (they are quite ahead of their time). It’s a fantastic resource plus it contains interesting content besides the listings. I’ve contributed an artist page focusing on The Invisible Book. Below is more info about the yearbook.
Essays: A history of Café Royal by Craig Atkinson; Against Orthodoxy: A ramble in the woods of art by John Bently; Field Study International: Celebrating 20 years in the Field by Sue Hartigan; Women’s Studio Workshop: feminist history and birth of an era by Anna Giordano; Bob Brown’s Reading Machine & the Imagined Escape from the Page by Abigail Thomas; Making it happen with Angie Butler by Linda Newington; Stimulus/response – scratching away at some intrinsic and extrinsic problems in theorising the artist’s book from the far end of a ‘not-so-dark continent’ by David Paton; Book Art Object 2: making a book about books by David Jury; The fourth Codex International Book Fair and Symposium by David Jury; Art as collaboration: 50 years of Edition Hansjörg Mayer - An interview with Eleanor Vonne Brown and Gustavo Grandal Montero; Student report: When is a new ‘BookArtObject’ not an Artist’s Book? by Pete Kennedy; A New World: Johannes Häfner’s Digital Picture Books by Reinhard Grüner; Reading the Literary Text as ‘Art in Space’ Barbara Tetenbaum’s “My Ántonia” by Nathalia King; The Typographic Dante by Barrie Tullett; Les Coleman tribute page, Tanya Peixoto.
Artists’ pages: Sara Elgerot, Paul Laidler, Stevie Ronnie, Stephen Spurrier, Elisabeth Tonnard, Sylvia Waltering, Michael Weller, Elizabeth Willow, Philippa Wood.
Cover design: Tom Sowden
Information listings: Artist’s Book Publishers & Presses; Bookshops for artists’ books; Artist’s Book Dealers; Artist’s Book Galleries & Centres; Collections, Libraries & Archives; Artist’s Book Fairs and Events; Book Arts Courses and Workshops; Design, Print & Bind; Print Studios; Journals and Magazines; New Reference Publications; Organisations, People, Projects and Societies.
Artists’ books listings: Over 190 national and international artists have also listed their recent book works.
Price including postage: £15 (UK) or £16 (International), 21 x 29.7 cm, 296 pages, black and white offset print. The ABYB can be ordered online at: www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/bookpub.htm
I love this post by Alec Soth, not only because it’s an honour that he writes about In this Dark Wood but also because of the wonderful connection (look at the covers!) to the other book, Everything Passes which I haven’t seen yet and indeed Wisconsin Death Trip (I always have to think of Paul Vanderbilt’s book using the same archive too, Between the Landscape and Its Other) but most of all because he sees these works are about the reader/viewer’s realization that these people “were once actually alive” — which is exactly it.
The post was triggered by the launch of the new edition of In this Dark Wood by J&L Books. It is on its way to distribution centers and will be available in shops soon. The book received another review by Tosh Berman recently and was also mentioned as #4 reason to visit the New York Art Book Fair by Jessie Wender from The New Yorker.
(the composite picture of the covers was done by Alec Soth)
I’ll be signing my two new books The Kingdom and The Gospel of the photographer today September 26 from 17.00-18.00 at the booth of Johan Deumens Gallery at Unseen Photography Fair in Amsterdam. Looking forward to seeing the other books on view as well, including works from Laurence Aëgerter, Henze Boekhout, Fons Brasser, Charlotte Dumas, Sharon Kivland, Claudia Kölgen, Anouk Kruithof, Peter Spaans, Rein Jelle Terpstra, Bert Teunissen, Liesbeth Touw, Mariken Wessels, Witho Worms and Luuk Wilmering.
My 30th book to date has been released. The Kingdom is a small book that presents a glimpse of the kingdom that rises from the darkness and goes back into the same darkness. Rise and fall are created through the book’s peculiar structure, in which (almost) the whole book doubles back on itself and (almost) each page has its twin. For more information see this page.
What would it be like if Jesus had been a photographer? What would he have done differently and which images would he have snapped? The Gospel of the Photographer imagines this possible world through a rewriting of the gospel of Mark. Words from the gospel were replaced by words connected to photography, resulting in a booby trapped text in which photography appears as an agent of miracles and healing—and announces itself ultimately as the new religion. The book includes twenty-five newly discovered photographs. For information see this page.
In order to shed some light on the nebulous history of The Invisible Book, a set of visible postcards was published. From an early discussion about the book in 1654, to Robert Walser’s sterling 1925 review and Diane Simpson’s legendary marathon reading in 1980, discover some of the highlights in the book’s history through this set of six cards. The set is priced at € 5 plus € 1 shipping anywhere and available in my webshop. Or order by email.