40 Years of Books and Projects by Johanna Drucker

Time: 6 September – 7 December 2012

Location: “Center for Book & Paper Arts”
1104 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60605, U.S.A.

Johanna Drucker printed her first letterpress book in 1972 and has been active as an writer, typographic poet, and scholar-critic ever since. While widely known for her contributions to contemporary art theory and history, she is also a prolific creative artist with more than four dozen artist’s books to her credit. Her writings have helped shape the field of artists’ books, visual poetics, and digital aesthetics in dialogue with the arts and critical issues. This comprehensive retrospective exhibits her books, graphic art, and visual projects. A catalogue accompanies the exhibit that includes commentary and essays by a wide range of well-known critics including Jerome McGann, Marjorie Perloff, Susan Bee, Emily McVarish, Brad Freeman, Kyle Schlesinger, Craig Dworkin, and others.

About Johanna Drucker

Johanna Drucker is the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She is internationally known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. In addition, she has a reputation as a book artist, and her limited edition works are in special collections and libraries worldwide. Her most recent titles include SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Speculative Computing (Chicago, 2009), and Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide (Pearson, 2008). She is currently working on a database memoire, ALL, the online Museum of Writing in collaboration with University College London and King’s College, and a letterpress project titled Stochastic Poetics.

Info: http://www.colum.edu/Academics/Interarts/index.php



5 Responses to 40 Years of Books and Projects by Johanna Drucker

  1. Paolo Della Grazia says:

    i’m interested about artist book

    • Cara Signora Pia Gazzola,
      The next “7th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015” will be in 2015. We will send for you the information about it. For more easy communicating and getting all information in time you could become the member of our website.
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  2. Paolo Della Grazia says:

    a list of publicatioons of johanna drucker

  3. Paolo Della Grazia says:

    is it possible to have a reply?

  4. Paolo Della Grazia says:

    i should like to be informed about book artists

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