Many black & white text illus. 111,  pp. of order forms & ads. 8vo, green semi-stiff pictorial wrappers. New York: Printed Matter, 1997. The Printed Matter catalogue for 1997 and 1998, which begins with an introduction by the new director, David Platzker. He announces the inauguration of a membership program and the launch of a Printed Matter website. Following a listing of fundraising editions, Printed Matter has reproduced statements on artists' books first published in Art-Rite no. 14 (1976/77), which was dedicated entirely to the theme of artists' books. It includes the words of John Baldessari, Ulises Carrion, Lucy Lippard, Sol LeWitt, etc. This catalogue describes hundreds of new artists' books as well as items from Printed Matter's stock. At the end, there are selections from Dia, periodicals, audioworks, video works, and computer publications. Listed are the works of Sally Alatalo, Anna Banana, Kristine Krivitsky, Heather Lenz, Miranda Maher, Antonio Muntadas, Mark Pawson, Andrej Tisma, Stokley Towles, Lawrence Weiner, Kathy Acker, Christophe Boutin, Allan Kaprow, Hans Haacke, Gary Indiana, Alison Knowles, LeWitt, Carolee Schneemann, Richard Tuttle, Janet Zweig, etc. Fine copy. ❧ BoBoAB (2nd ed.) 539. (Inventory #: 6408)
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