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Artists on Writing: An Interview with Carroll Dunham by Matthew Weinstein
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“I don’t consider anything about my writing to be natural.”

Steffani Jemison by Ben Lerner
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Early film, nineteenth-century science fiction, and experimental musical languages serve a young artist’s explorations of race and our political present.

The Red-Shanked Douc Langur by Tammy Nguyen

This visual narrative, arranged into a scroll format for online viewing, is the first chapter of Tammy Nguyen’s fiction Primate City—a duet of artist books that draws upon a 1969 US military intelligence proposal to modernize Danang City.

The Artificial Life by Andrea Kleine
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Odyssey Works has an audience of one—and a book for the rest of us.

eteam’s OS Grabeland: Art Novel by Micaela Morrissette
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The art book has changed. 

The Total System by Andrew Durbin
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On John Cage’s Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)

Two Stanley Whitney Books by Chris Chang
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“No rulers ever used.”

Clive Phillpot by Ashley McNelis
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Expanding the medium of artists’ books.

Ray Johnson’s Not Nothing: Selected Writings, 1954-1944, Edited by Elizabeth Zuba by Trisha Low
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So I guess Ray Johnson could have been amateur—you know, like that person at karaoke who, as Barthes said, loves to love without the spirit of competition?

Between Artists: Thom Andersen / William E. Jones by Andrew Lampert
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As someone who regularly buys unknown books because of their curious and enticing covers, the first thing I noticed about this publication is that it lacks an image.

Tall, Slim & Erect by Andrea Quaid
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Andrea Quaid on Alex Forman’s Tall, Slim & Erect: Portraits of the Presidents.

Extempore: Beowulf Sheehan by Jennifer Rodriguez
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As part of a new ongoing column, BOMBlog steps out on the town, or into an intimate party, to explore the inner lives and passions of New York City’s artists, writers, and creative professionals, be it food, fashion, or just pop culture. In this installment, writer Jennifer Rodriguez speaks to photographer Beowulf Sheehan, the man behind the camera for the New York Public Library’s beautiful book Know the Past, Find the Future.

The Regulars by Sarah Stolfa by Emily Nonko
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Sarah Stolfa’s photography book challenges that comfort we have with photographs.

Arne Svenson’s Prisoners by Suzan Sherman
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In his book, Prisoners, Svenson has adopted a group of forgotten children; mug shot negatives which he found, developed, and brought back from the dead.

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