Artists Who Make Books


The ‘artist’s book’ has long been an important form of expression, and Artists Who Make Books showcases 32 internationally recognised artists who have integrated book production into their larger creative practice. This volume features a selection of books by every artist included – many rarely seen – an accompanying text providing further context, and over 500 illustrations of covers and interior spreads. Insightful interviews with Tauba Auerbach, Paul Chan, and Walther König, and in-depth essays by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh and Lynda Morris round out this illuminating survey.

Edited by Andrew Roth, Philip E. Aarons, and Claire Lehmann, with essays by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh and Lynda Morris

Published by Phaidon.

305 × 254 mm/10 × 12 inches, 336 pp, 520 col and b&w illus.


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This is a long-overdue survey highlighting more than 100 artists’ books that reveal wide and varied production from a diverse range of practitioners. It includes an impressive roster of celebrated artists who consider book creation a critical component of their creative process, including Sol LeWitt, Richard Prince, Sophie Calle, Ed Ruscha, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andy Warhol, and Richard Long. The book taps into the growing obsession with artists’ books, as evident from the recent explosion of artist-book production marked by the sheer numbers of visitors at the New York and Los Angeles Art Book Fairs, among others around the world.

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Printed on Heavy Coated Hi-White 230gsm paper.

Printing Process

Digital inkjet printing through Wetink Fine Art.

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White, Black or Kiaat wooden box frames. Note: Kiaat is a natural wood, the grain and colour will differ slightly with each piece.

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All frame profile sizes and mounting options are what we believe work most aesthetically and practically with each print.


Artworks are all priced according to each artist’s market, and in relation to the edition size.


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