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Artist NovelsThe Book Lovers Publication

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This publication is devoted to the phenomenon of the artist novel, and whether it can be considered to be a medium in its own right within the visual arts.
Visual artists create different strategies to integrate their novels into their practice. Introducing traits that are particular to narrative literature into the visual arts implies the accentuation of some features over others, such as narration, fiction, identification, and the act of reading and its protracted engagement, as well as distribution in public space. An artist's approach comes fundamentally from the visual arts. The creation of an artist novel doesn't differ from any other artwork. Both processes feed into each other as they evolve within the same body of works. Thanks to the contributions of a selected group of artists, writers, curators, and scholars this publication strives to demonstrate that literature, when treated by visual artists, can take place well beyond the space of the book.
Published following the exhibition “Reads Like A Book: The Book Lovers Project” from January 23 to March 15, 2015.

The Book Lovers is a research program attempting to study artist novels curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska.

See also David Maroto: The Artist's Novel – Part 1 – A New Medium; Part 2 – The Fantasy of the Novel.
Edited by David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska.
Texts by Roland Barthes, Liam Gillick, Kenneth Goldsmith, Tom McCarthy, Ingo Niermann, Seth Price, Seth Siegelaub, et al.; excerpts from artist novels by Guy de Cointet, Henry Joseph Darger, Yayoi Kusama, Jill Magid, et al.

Graphic design: Jakub de Barbaro
published in June 2015
English edition
17 x 21 cm (softcover)
256 pages (10 b/w and 15 color ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-95679-076-8
EAN : 9783956790768
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