Thing the Book : A Monument to the Book As Object, Hardback Book

Thing the Book : A Monument to the Book As Object Hardback


What exactly is a book? This wildly inventive and thought-provoking volume asks that question of more than 30 of today's top creative visionaries, from Ed Ruscha to Miranda July, John Baldessari to Jonathan Lethem.

Each traditional element of a book, from endpapers to footnotes, is assigned to a different artist or writer invited to use the space as a creative playground.

The result is a collaborative group art project like no other.

A ribbon bookmark by David Shrigley, page numbers by Tauba Auerbach, endnotes by Rick Moody, each contribution surprising and brilliant.

This one-of-a-kind book will entrance anyone who appreciates art, literature and the surprising possibilities that emerge when the two collide.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
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  • ISBN: 9781452117201



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