18.8.09

So I'm having to consider what I mean when I say "artist's book".

Today I'd like to think of it as
when the book as subject is the art rather than when the subject of the book is art.

1 comment:

zillakiller said...

A very nice way of putting it.

Is there another distinction between different types of "artists book"?

When language is a material in the making of a book

When a book refuses, subordinates or resists etc. any language but the metalanguage of its construction

Acquiring, processing or producing etc. language via a channel that is booklike