Este blog tem como objetivo divulgar a Coleção Livro de Artista da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, a primeira coleção em uma biblioteca de universidade pública no Brasil. Iniciada em novembro de 2009 com a doação de um conjunto de livros de Alex Flemming, Guto Lacaz, Marilá Dardot e Paulo Bruscky. O acervo possui mais de 700 livros catalogados e atualmente é o maior acervo do Brasil.
Seth Siegelaub (ed)
CARL ANDRE ROBERT BARRY DOUGLAS HUEBLER JOSEPH KOSUTH SOL LEWITT ROBERT MORRIS LAWRENCE WEINER [also known as the ‘Xerox Book’]
Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam /De Appel arts centre / Stichting Egress Foundation / Roma Publications, 2015
21 x 27,9
Originally published by Siegelaub/Wendler in 1968. Republished in December 2015 on the occasion of the exhibition Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Jonathan Monk (Inglaterra, 1969)
London: Book Works, 2004
Full colour; 138 p.
Soft cover, wire stitched
Design: Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié
19,7 x 15,8 cm
1.000 ex. com três capas diferentes
ISBN: 978 1 870699 74 7
For me, it’s like buying gifts for myself and some are really fantastic: occasionally I am really amazed by what I have bought when it arrives, as often the catalogue description does not do justice to the physical object itself. Jonathan Monk
Jonathan Monk is an artist who loves other artists. His work draws on oblique autobiographical references and personal anecdotes together with art historical strategies and legacies to express a critical camaraderie in his subject. Cover Version features a selection of seminal publications from Monks extensive collection of artists books. Sol Le Witt, Lawrence Weiner and Ed Ruscha are represented side by side to form a cogent series, which presents a contemporary investigation into materiality and the problems of signification in conceptual art publishing. An integral section of Cover Version is a transcribed telephone conversation between Jonathan Monk and Seth Siegelaub, which unfolds and discusses their mutual obsession with book making and collecting whilst speculating on the nature of the object. This collectable book also has three different covers designed with its monetary value in euros, dollars and pounds, a direct reference to Lawrence Weiners 1968 publication Statements.
Amanda Andersen, Page Count, 2011
edition of 100, published by Shot Put
17 x 21 cm, 144 pages
Page Count is a reflection on book collection, ownership and reproduction- referencing both Sol Lewitt’s “Autobiography” and Jonathan Monk’s “Cover Version”. A documentation of all the books Andersen owns, arranged in order of page counts and represented by respective page numbers. Page Count also includes the conversation between Jonathan Monk and Seth Siegelaub “On Book Making & Book Collecting” first printed in Cover Version with an additional Postscript- a conversation between Monk and Andersen.
Eric Doeringer, 1974- (Estados Unidos) The Xeroxed Book
Nova York : Copycat Publications , 2010.
Bound Photocopies, 8.5 x 11″, 185 p.
edition of 250
The Xeroxed Book is based on Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner – an artists book published by Seth Siegelaub and John Wendler in 1969 that is more commonly known as The Xerox Book. The Xerox Book was conceived as an exhibition in book form: Siegelaub invited the seven titular artists to submit 25-page projects designed to be reproduced by the then-new technology of the photocopy. However, photocopying proved too expensive at the time, and the book was printed on a traditional offset press.
The Xeroxed Book is a photocopied edition of the Xerox Book. Being photocopied, The Xeroxed Book is perhaps closer to Siegelaub’s intent than the original book. However, as a second-generation copy, The Xeroxed Book displays the limitations of photocopying as a reproductive technology. Dust, page edges, distortions, and other familiar Xerox artifacts appear on every page, becoming as much a part of the reading experience as the original artists’ projects.