MARLENE DUMAS, Strips – No interviews please, 1987 31 x 23 cm artist’s book, offset, spiral binding, 40 pp. limited and small edition published by Stichting één op één, Amsterdam condition: good, although slight foxing at top part of cover
BIRGIR ANDRÈSSON, Eyktarmörk se∂ frá Haekinsdal í Kjós, n.d.  20 x 16 cm artist’s book, SC, 8 pp. + 7 pages of tracing paper in between the photographic images published by the artist / printed at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands splendid […]
HANA MILETIĆ, Your façades are peeling off like red onions (words found in Zagreb), 2015 32.3 x 21.9 cm stapled artist’s book, offset, 27 pp. signed, numbered edition 70, here nr 68/70 published by Mark Pezinger Verlag Miletić refers to weaving as a kind of […]
Mungo Thompson: ‘The idea that it’s a standard-bearer is probably the reason—it’s “The world’s leading weekly newsmagazine.” I’m drawn to things that have accumulated some consensus, some cultural agreement that lends them an ease of reference. Something has to be familiar before you can attempt to defamiliarize it. At the same time I’m very interested in Heidegger’s concept of “the distance of the near”—the way we stop seeing common things.’
This ‘book’ is one of the most outstanding visuals issued in the nineties as an industrially made artist’s book. The loose pages folded together as a book make each photographic double exposure on each spread an evocative experience for the eye.
Soon one year later in 2000 a second edition was published due to its success.
Usually so-called artist’s books with texts by others than the artist involved are expelled from The Archive is Limited. This book invites to make an exception. “The Ooze” contains 49 pages of the 144 that have been written by Aditya Mandayam. The front and back of the cover show drawings by the artist. “The Ooze” gives an insight in the thinking of Brud, but foremost these texts are based on opaque statements. This book has been categorised by The Archive is Limited both as “artist’s book” and “printed matter” for these reasons.
Interview and texts by Aditya Mandayam, an anonymus text, Chris Fitzpatrick, Andrea Liu, Michal Novotny and Kees van Gelder.
‘The Muxlows’ is the history of an English family from Yorkshire. I found it in 1972, in the city of Leeds, in the last pages of a badly damaged bible. U.C. Text by Ulises Carrión on fly leave.
This book is a dry list of names that goes back to 1835 when Thomas Muxlow was born. The first page of the book starts with this genealogical fact. In the first chapter “Parents names” mention birth and death. It is followed by chapters “Childrens names”, “Marriages” and “Other family events” listing no more than time of birth and death. In this way a family story is told as a drama, i.e. family members come and go. Again with this book Carrión’s shows his strong affinity with the method of archival order to set out a story similar to writing a novel.