The Book as Art

Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Krystyna Wasserman, Johanna Drucker, Audrey Niffenegger


     8.5 × 11 in (21.6 × 27.9 cm)
208 pages
186 color illustrations, 12 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 10/13/2011
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568989921

Our landmark survey of women artists' books is now available in paperback. The Book as Art presents more than one hundred of the most exquisite limited-edition volumes held by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Treasures of intricate craftsmanship, these books take every conceivable form as they engage a wide variety of subjects from food and family to politics and poetry. Twelve recent acquisitions are included in this new, updated paperback edition. These exquisitely crafted objects are certain to provoke unexpected and surprising conclusions about what constitutes a book.

Audrey Niffenegger, a book artist herself, is the author of the best-selling novel The Time Traveler's Wife, which is based on a character who is a paper maker and book artist.
Johanna Drucker is a professor at the University of Virginia and the top scholar on artists' books today.
Krystyna Wasserman, curator of book arts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, has been one of the most important collectors in the field for the past thirty years.

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