Clive Phillipot, Booktrek: Selected essays on artists’ books, 2013


A former librarian at Chelsea School of Art (London), Clive Phillpot became the Director of the Library at MoMA ( NY) in 1977, and mapped out the field of artists’ books form an institutional point of view. Collaborating with Printed Matter and Franklin Furnace among other organisations dedicated to the medium of the book, he helped raise awareness of these works, while giving them the necessary credentials to enter museums. Introduced by a conversation between the authors, Christophe Cherix and Lionel Bovier, this book is a first collection of his writings dating from 1972 to 2010. It will prove an invaluable reference for all those interested in the evolution of artists’ books and their perception in the art world.
Nicknamed the “godfather of artists’ books” when he left MoMA in 1994, Clive Phillpot is currently a freelance writer and curator based in London.

Clive Phillipot – Booktrek: Selected essays on artists’ books

JRP Ringier, 2013

Edited by Lionel Bovier

Texts by Lionel Bovier, Christophe Cherix and Clive Phillpot

Design by Nicolas Eigenheer and Vera Kaspar

15 x 21 cm, 286 pages

72 black & white illust.


ISBN 978-2-03764-207-8


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