Artists' Books
Artists' Books
Artists' Books
Artists' Books

Artists' Books

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, 2000

Description

With so many Brooklyn-based artists producing innovative books, the Brooklyn Museum decided to mount an exhibition of them. The special challenge was to create a catalogue that was an actual artists book in itself. The solution was to show how the very idea of the contemporary artists book grew out of the kind of innovative catalogue design propagated by the museum earlier in its history, specifically in an El Lissitzky–inspired book called Modern Art created in 1926. The binding materials of Artists' Books—corrugated board with gold foil stamping—were chosen to reflect the rough-and-ready brilliance of Brooklyn. Within the small, pocketsize format of the book, a rich density of text and images was smoothly and elegantly accommodated in a lucid, legible design concept. The three categories of books in the exhibition—unique works, limited editions and multiples—were divided into three distinct sections by “guillotine” tabs.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2000
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book, Catalogue

Credits

Design firm
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Creative director
Deirdre Lawrence
Designers
Stacey Wakefield, Evil Twin Publications
Photographer
Pak Fung Wong
Production coordinator
Stacey Wakefield
Trim size
4 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches
Pages
64
Quantity printed
1,000
Compositor
Stacey Wakefield
Typeface
New Gothic
Printer/binder
Karr Graphics
Paper
65 lb. Mohawk Superfine cover weight
Binding method
Spiral-bound with wrap-around cover, stepped sheets
Binding materials
Curtis Corduroy corrugated paper with gold foil on front (cover), spiral-bound.
Author
Deirdre Lawrence
Editor
James Leggio
Publisher
Brooklyn Museum of Art
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