October 23, 2008
The artist's book has long served as a form that merges, seamlessly or not so seamlessly, elements of image, text, and design. There has been a veritable explosion of artists' books in the last fifteen years, perhaps as a reaction to the oft-repeated claim that the book is a doomed form in the digital age. This lecture offers a survey of recent artists' books, including work by Richard Minsky (U.S.), Mindy Belloff (U.S.), Ron King (U.K.) and Ken Campbell (U.K.), and investigates the multiple possibilities (and personalities) of a surprisingly vital mode of expression.
Lecturer Richard Turnbull (Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University) is Chair of the Department of Art History at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and is a longtime lecturer at both The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
NOTE: The conclusion of the program is not included in this recording.
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