GUEST, Tim (ed); Germano Celant. Books by Artists. Toronto: Art Metropole, (1981).

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GUEST, Tim (ed); Germano Celant.
Books by Artists.
Toronto: Art Metropole, (1981).

4to (265 × 203 mm), pp.128. Black-and-white illustrations. Introduction by Tim Guest, essay by Germano Celant, all text in English and French; pages lightly tanned. Black-and-white photo-illustrated perfect bound wrappers, text in black; lightly toned, light surface marks to front, handling creases to rear. An excellent copy.

First edition. This scarce catalogue for an exhibition on artists’ books toured several venues in Canada between May 1981 and October 1982. It reproduces Germano Celant’s essay which was first published in Book as Artwork, which accompanied an important exhibition at Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London in 1972.

Included are books by: Sol Lewitt, Art & Language, Susan Hiller, Constance DeJong, John Greyson, Christopher Knowles, Hanne Darboven, Mario Merz, Martha Rosler, Joseph Beuys, Wolf Vostell and Dick Higgins, George Maciunas, Rose English, Jacky Lansley and Sally Potter, Vito Acconci, Marina Abramović, Chris Burden, Laurie Anderson, Georg Brecht and Robert Filliou, A Book Working, Ida Applebroog, John Baldessari, Victor Burgin, Hamish Fulton, Ed Ruscha, Francesco Clemente, Luigi Ontani, Endre Tot, Michael Snow, Joyce Wieland, General Idea, Ulises Carrión, Dieter Rot, Dennis Oppenheim, Andy Warhol, Luciano Bartolini, Gilbert & George, Alighiero Boetti, Bruce Nauman, Maurizio Nannucci, Ian Murray, Carolee Schneemann, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, El Lissitsky, Stanley Brouwn, Michael Snow, Giulio Paolini, Marcel Broodthaers, and Marcel Duchamp.


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