H-35. Modern Art of the Book - Advance Reading List
Drucker, Johanna. The Century of Artists’ Books. New York: Granary Books, 1995 or 2004. Either edition.
Cave, Roderick. The Private Press. New York: Bowker, 1983. Read chapters 11–13.
Harthan, John. The History of the Illustrated Book. London: Thames and Hudson, 1981. Read Chapter 6, “Romanticism and the Mass Market” (pp. 171–208).
Rota, Anthony. Apart from the Text. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll, 1998. Read Chapter 5, “Book Bindings from Boards to Linson” (pp. 98–123).
Peterson, William S. The Kelmscott Press. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.
Castleman, Riva. A Century of Artists Books. New York: MoMA, 1994. Read the introduction (pp. 11–80).
Gurianova, Nina. The Russian Avant-Garde Book 1910–34. New York: MoMA, 2002. Read “A Game in Hell” (pp. 24–32).
Hubert, Renée Riese and Judd Hubert. Surrealism and the Book. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988. Read Chapter 2, “Surrealist Collaboration,” (pp. 54–83).
Hart, James. Fine Printing: The San Francisco Tradition . Washington: Library of Congress, 1985.
Sweetman, Alex. “Photobooks.” In Artists’ Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, edited by Joan Lyons, 187–205. Rochester, NY: VSW Press, and Layton, UT: Peregrine Press, 1985.
Wakeman, Geoffrey. Victorian Book Illustration: The Technical Revolution. Detroit: Gale Research, 1973.
Goldman, Paul. Victorian Illustration: The Pre-Raphaelites, the Idyllic School and the High Victorians. Hants, UK: Lund Humphries, 1996. Read “PreRaphaelites, the Inner Circle,” (pp. 1–50).
Thompson, Susan. American Book Design and William Morris. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1977. Read pp. 1–16.
Franklin, Colin. Printing and the Mind of Morris. Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press, 1986.
Strachan, William. The Artist and the Book in France. New York: George Wittenborn, 1968.
Taylor, John Russell. The Art Nouveau Book in Britain. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1966. Read “Art Nouveau in the Nineties,” (pp. 71–120 + notes).
Franklin, Colin Franklin. The Private Presses. Hants, UK: Scolar Press, 1991 (or other edition). Read “Vale, Eragny, and a Link with the Aesthetic Movement,” (pp. 81–105).
Castleberry, May. “Publishing’s Pleasures and Terrors.” In Splendid Pages, edited by Julie Melby. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2003 (or other edition).
Compton, Susan. The World Backwards: Russian Futurist Books 1912–16. London: British Museum Publications, 1978.
Compton, Susan. Russian Avant-Garde Books 1917–34. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1993. Read “The 1920s and 30s, an Introduction,” (pp. 9–35).
Bright, Betty. No Longer Innocent: Book Art In America 1960–1980. New York: Granary Books, 2005. Read ” The Fine Press Book,” (pp. 19–28).
Lippard, Lucy. “Conspicuous New Consumption.” In Artists’ Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, edited by Joan Lyons, 49–57. Rochester, NY: VSW Press, and Layton, UT: Peregrine Press, 1985.
Phillpot, Clive. “Some Contemporary Artists and Their Books.” In Artists’ Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, edited by Joan Lyons, 97–132. Rochester, NY: VSW Press, and Layton, UT: Peregrine Press, 1985.
Celant, Germano. “Book as Artwork, 1960–72.” In Books by Artists, edited by Tim Guest. Toronto: Art Metropole, 1982. Published separately as Book as Artwork 1960–1972. Brooklyn, NY: 6 Decades Books, 2011.
Allingham, Philip V. “The Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Illustration: Woodblock Engraving, Steel Engraving, and Other Processes.” The Victorian Web.
Randle, John. “Morris and Cobden-Sanderson.” The Journal of the William Morris Society III, no. 1 (Spring 1974): 22–26.
Morris, William. “The Ideal Book.” Marxist Internet Archive.
Cody, David. “Morris and the Kelmscott Press.” The Victorian Web.
“The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 1910–1934.” MoMa online exhibit.
Perloff, Marjorie. “Cubist Collaboration/Abstract Assemlage: The Avant-Garde Artist’s Book.”
WillBradley.com: Being a Biography of the Printer, Illustrator, Designer, Art Director, Writer, Filmmaker, and Dean of American Typographers, William H. Bradley (1868–1962). Also see the Will H. Bradley page at Wikipedia.
“Goudy– In All His Glory.” Pointless Art.
“Font Designer – Frederic W. Goudy.” Linotype.com.
Hricik, David. “Professor Hricik’s Chronology of Things Roycroftie.”
Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective. MoMa online exhibit.