Psychotherapy with Adolescent Girls, 2009

Robert The, Psychotherapy with Adolescent Girls (2009)

Works of art that use books:

Artists' Books:

  • Filippo Marinetti, Zang Tumb Tumb (1914)
  • Guy Debord and Asger Jorn, Mémoirs (1959)
  • Dieter Roth, Daily Mirror Book (1961)
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    Denise Hawrysio, Killing (1988)

    Denise Hawrysio, Killing (1988)
  • William Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)
  • Olga Rozanova, Transrational Boog (1914)
  • Max Ernst, Une semaine de bonté(1934)
  • Sol Lewitt, Autobiography (1980)
  • Eve Rhymer (Karen Reimer), Legendary, Lexical, Loquacious Love (1996)
  • William Gibson and Dennis Ashbaugh, Agrippa (a book of the dead) (1992)
  • Peter Kennard and Tarek Salhany, @earth (2011)
  • Luigi Serafini, Codex Seraphinianus (1981)
  • Tom Phillips, A Humument: A treated Victorian novel (1970)
  • Crispin Glover, Rat Catching (1999)
  • Patti Smith, Strange Messenger (2003)
  • Book of Kells (folio 292r) (circa 800)
  • Book of Hours (of Jeanne d'Evreux: 15v - the arrest of Jesus / 16r - annunciation) (1325-1328)
  • Jindřich Heisler, Strongholds of Sleep: Materialized Poems (1940)
  • Milan Knížák, Jan Mach, Sonia Švecová, untitled (c. 1965): "Knížák cofounded the Group AKTUAL with artists Jan Mach, Vit Mach, Švecová, and Trtilek in 1964. Robert Wittmann joined the group a little later that year. They protested the bankruptcy of Soviet-imposed socialist culture in Czechoslovakia. Their 'demonstrations' took the form of mock war games, street actions, and other events that included the destruction of art objects (musical instruments, paintings, and sculpture). Knížák understood these performative events to be an affirmative alternative to the repressive experience of communism. His work and the 'ceremones' of the Group AKTUAL were embraced by artists involved in happenings and Fluxus. They were known in the West principally through Knížák's handmade books containing written, typed, painted, drawn, and mimeographed manifestos, drawings, poems, and theoretical writings on performance and other subjects. These books documented the actions and other forms of aesthetic resistance that were prototypes for the collective defiance that spurred the liberation of Eastern Europe in 1989." - Kristine Stiles, Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art (pp. 686-7).
  • Walker Art Center has posted several original artists' books in its collection online. They can be found here.