Publisher Note

An essay on the modes of re-enactments, appropriation or reinterpretations of artists' books.
Artists' books, which once allowed artists to avoid meddlesome institutions and galleries in producing and distributing artistic work, today have a paradoxical existence. On the one hand, there are the extremely rare founding books, termed 'first edition' or 'original', and, on the other hand, there are 'facsimile' editions, which entered the artist's book realm to counteract the scarcity of the originals by offering re-enactments and reinterpretations of famous titles.
This essay underlines a curiosity for practices of appropriation by artists and publishers, and aims to expose methods and discourses in the production of facsimile artists' books.

Art Theory

Copy, Tweak, Paste

— Methods of Appropriation in Re-enacted Artists’ Books

edited by Rob van Leijsen

Release Place Geneva, Switzerland
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2020
Editor: Rob van Leijsen
Artist: Various Artists
ISBN-13: 9782970110385
Topics Appropriation, Art Publishing, Artist Books, Ed Ruscha, Re-Enactment
Language English, French
Format Softcover
Dimensions 14.0 × 20.0 cm
Pages 224

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