The Thing The Book: A Monument to the Book as Object (Hardcover)

The Thing The Book: A Monument to the Book as Object By Jonn Herschend, Will Rogan Cover Image
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Description


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.

About the Author


San Francisco–based artists Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan are curators of THE THING Quarterly, an experimental periodical that takes the form of a different physical object each issue.

Praise For…


"For art geeks who are also book geeks, this is the greatest coffee table book ever, a reminder that books are tangible objects with design components that are frequently beautiful. A number of artists and authors collaborated on this amazing book." - Huffington Post

"For art geeks who are also book geeks, this is the greatest coffee table book ever, a reminder that books are tangible objects with design components that are frequently beautiful. A number of artists and authors collaborated on this amazing book." - Huffington Post

"For art geeks who are also book geeks, this is the greatest coffee table book ever, a reminder that books are tangible objects with design components that are frequently beautiful. A number of artists and authors collaborated on this amazing book." - Huffington Post
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452117201
ISBN-10: 1452117209
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2014
Pages: 156
Language: English