The Thing The Book

The Thing The Book

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The Thing: The Book 

A Monument to the Book as Object
Will Rogan, John Herschend 

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.

Featuring: Gwen Allen • Tauba Auerbach • John Baldessari • Martin Creed
• Mark Dion • Anthony Discenza • Kota Ezawa • Harrell Fletcher • Ryan
Gander • Sam Green • Jon Herschend & Will Rogan • Matthew Higgs
• Andrew Hultkrans • Chris Johnson • Miranda July • Starlee Kine
Andrew Leland • Jonathan Lethem • MacFadden & Thorpe • Mike Mills • Rick
Moody • Dave Muller • Laurel Nakadate • Tucker Nichols • Trevor Paglen
Lucy Pullen • Ed Ruscha • Leslie Shows • David Shrigley • Molly Springfield
• Sara VanDerBeek • Anne Walsh • Lawrence Weiner • Richard Wentworth

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 156
Size: 8 X 10 
Publication Date: 09/23/2014
ISBN: 9781452117201