Artists' Books in the 1960s

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    The “artist’s book”, a distinctive and popular art form which appeared in the 1960s,
    replaced the white cube with the portable exhibition. Although anticipated by a few pioneers from the early avant-gardes, artists such as Åke Hodell made interesting contributions in the 1960s to the international field. The artist’s book, whether mass-produced or created as a limited edition, was a genuine cross-aesthetic artifact and it served as a vehicle for artistic ideas and concepts, sometimes by transgressing the codex of the book or by experimenting with its layout, binding and the fixed sequence of the pages.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1950-1975
    EditorsTania Ørum, Jesper Olsson
    PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
    Publication date2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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