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Artist’s Book Yearbook 2022-2023

Bodman, Sarah; Sowden, Tom


Tom Sowden
Deputy Head of Department Art and Design


Articles and essays:
BOOKS BOXED – Imi Maufe asks – What happens when a book is boxed? and discusses the use and potential of box structures in artist’s book design; In the first of two pieces, David Solo reports on the – Book Art Review (BAR) Convening and Contemporary Artist’s Book Conference, organised by the Center for Book Arts, New York; S. Pringly Binder presents A Books-Bellow; In her essay Place, nature and nourishment: artists’ books residencies at Deuchar Mill 2006-2017, Maria White reflects on the works produced by artists hosted by Helen Douglas; Jeff Thomas, Jennie Hinchcliff & Chad Johnson look back on some historic exhibitions and events at San Francisco Center for the Book: Celebrating twenty-five years “in the books”.

A correspondence between curator, critic and book editor Moritz Küng and artist and researcher John McDowall discusses some particular links between Artists’ Books and Architecture; In Un Coup de Dés Jamais N’Abolira l’Appropriation, Robert Bolick reflects on the publication of Stéphane Mallarmé’s Un Coup de Dés Jamais N’Abolira le Hasard (1897); the poem that launched countless works experimenting with typography and the page. Bolick has curated a touring exhibition launching in 2022 – the 125th anniversary of its publication; In Exquisite words: the I AM artist’s book, Susan Hartigan explores Geelong’s latest public artwork and its accompanying, limited edition artist’s book; Amir Brito Cadôr discusses some examples of engaging cover images / designs – the first contact that most people have with any book. In his essay Do Not Open That Door: And I Open It, Dino Alfier examines repetition in mainstream textual artefacts.

In Copy, Tweak, Paste, Rob van Leijsen looks at methods of appropriation in artists’ books by Michalis Pichler. For his second article in this issue David Solo compares some early examples and recent works of photopoetry and artists’ books. Ioannis Anastasiou, Anna Chlebowska & Majka Dokudowicz present Zine Without a Crown, a collective publication that first emerged during lockdown in 2020. In The Missed Moment: turn another page, Stephen Clarke reflects on the relevance of lost opportunities. Natalia Zagorska-Thomas (curator) and Tanya Peixoto (host) present ‘Exhibition in a Drawer – Proforma’ (Bookworks) at Bookartbookshop, London, UK

Cover design: Tom Sowden

Artists’ Pages: Yasushi Cho (Japan) David Faithfull (UK) David Kjellin (Sweden) Ruta Prusinskaite (UK) Stevie Ronnie (UK) Street Road’s Summer Library project (USA) Genevieve Taricco & Rachel Wingate (UK).

Listings: Artist’s Book Publishers & Presses; Bookshops for artists’ books; Artist’s Book Dealers; Artist’s Book Galleries & Centres; Collections, Libraries & Archives; Artist’s Book Fairs and Events; Book Arts Courses and Workshops; Design, Print & Bind; Print Studios; Journals and Magazines; New Reference Publications; Organisations, People, Projects and Societies.

420+ works in the Artists’ Books Listings section. Here you will find new books made (or in the making), by artists in: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.


Bodman, S., & Sowden, T. (2022). Artist’s Book Yearbook 2022-2023. Bristol: Impact Press

Book Type Edited Book
Publication Date Jan 30, 2022
Deposit Date May 13, 2022
ISBN 9781906501228
Keywords artists' books, artists' publishing
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