THE THING THE BOOK: a monument to the book as…

THE THING THE BOOK: a monument to the book as object

Edition: First Edition

San Francisco: Chronical Books, 2014. Grey lettered linen with wraparound band, two bound-in ribbon markers, without printed jacket, as issued. Colour illustrations. Fine copy. "What exactly is a book? This wildly inventive and thought-provoking volume asks that question of more than 30 of today's top creative visionaries, from Ed Ruscha to Miranda July, John Baldessari to Jonathan Lethem. Each traditional element of a book-from endpapers to footnotes-is assigned to a different artist or writer invited to use the space as a creative playground. The result is a collaborative group art project like no other. A ribbon bookmark by David Shrigley, page numbers by Tauba Auerbach, endnotes by Rick Moody-each contribution surprising and brilliant. "; Quarto; 156 pages

Book ID: 56052
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