Elisabeth Tonnard

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Update on availability of ‘Recounted’

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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.

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November 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

Artist’s Book Yearbook 2014-2015

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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

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October 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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The Kingdom

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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.

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September 9, 2013 at 6:08 pm

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The Gospel of the Photographer

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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.

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September 9, 2013 at 6:04 pm

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Postcard set of The Invisible Book

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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.

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August 19, 2013 at 9:19 pm

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The New York Art Book Fair

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From September 19 to 22 I will be participating in The New York Art Book Fair. This year I will share a table with Joachim Schmid in the geodesic dome located in the courtyard of MoMA PS1.

Three new books will be available: The Man of the Crowd, The Gospel of the Photographer, and The Kingdom. There will be a postcard set offered with Highlights in the History of The Invisible Book. And the 2013 release of In this Dark Wood will be launched by J&L Books.

On September 20 at 4PM, Chris Burnett and I will talk about In this Dark Wood and present a glimpse into the unique artifact that is the source of the book’s images: the Selle collection of more than one million street vendor photographs taken in San Francisco from the 1940s until the 1970s. A celebration of ephemeral images in a mix of slideshow, reading, and lecture. Presented by J&L Books in The Classroom, curated by David Senior. The Classroom is in the main building at MoMA PS1.

At our table we will also have Chris Burnett signing The Rest of the World on September 20 at 6PM.

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August 18, 2013 at 12:14 am

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A ghost book

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A message to collectors of my work. It has been brought to my attention that I seem to have published a non-existent book. Artist Joachim Schmid has apparently laid hands on a few copies and is offering them for sale here at a price that in any case would appear to be more reasonable than the copies offered on Amazon.com. Please be advised that I myself haven’t seen any copies of this book yet, though some people say: “good name. great book.”

UPDATE (July 6 2013) The mysterious book has already vanished again and the links above have become irrelevant. I have bought one on Ebay and will post soon. The Jean Keller copies seem to be the only ones available anymore.

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May 31, 2013 at 7:19 pm

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One Swimming Pool

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This book is a portable swimming pool that can be put on a bookshelf. It is based on Ed Ruscha’s book Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass from which one swimming pool was photographed. If the sheets are carefully removed from the book and laid down next to each other, this swimming pool can be installed at the size of a small swimming pool. The book was bound using an adhesive that allows the sheets to be taken out. Doing so will of course destroy the book in its bound form.

Published in an edition of nine copies and an artist proof by Elisabeth Tonnard in Leerdam, The Netherlands, 2013. Installation size ± 648 x 648 cm. Book size 14.8 x 18.8 x 19 cm. Full color digital print, 3164 pages, plus inserted sheet with overview and instructions for installation. See more images.

On view at the Gagosian Gallery, Ed Ruscha Books & Co, 980 Madison Avenue, New York City, March 5 – April 27 2013. The work can also be purchased there.

Thanks to current and past members of ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative and to David Mount and Johan Velter for corresponding with me about this project. Special thanks to Chris Burnett, Michael Maranda and Wim Kamsteeg for helping me overcome the technical difficulties.

If ever there was a book to dive into, this would be it. Mishka Henner

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Click on any image below to see the image gallery showing production shots of a smaller black and white maquette.

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February 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm

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The Man of the Crowd

The Man of the Crowd is a reflection on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe and a street occurrence that I photographed in Paris. The main part of the work is a series of 56 photographs, tracking a 21st century flâneur, followed by imagetexts based on linguistic analyses of Poe’s story. Each book is marked with a distinct word from Poe’s story, which limits the edition to the number of different words in the tale. Published November 2012.

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January 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

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