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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Artists' Books—Both Map and Territory
by Zussman, Na'ama, M.A., The George Washington University, 2015, 70; 1590433
Abstract (Summary)

The field of artists' books is a realm in which a phenomenon is mapped and territorialized. This is based on the human necessity to map the world and have a better grasp of it. Additionally, it is constructed on the understanding of the history of the book’s physicality as an important emblem in civilization. An artist’s book is an isolated realm, both a map and a territory. It is closed in itself, and has its own rules and dynamics, yet carries varied affinities with the outside world.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Smith, Kenneth Clay, Jr.
Commitee: Deal, Georgia, Kharchi, Antje, McAleer-Keeler, Kerry, Noreen Hurtt, Sarah, Smith, Kenneth Clay, Jr.
School: The George Washington University
Department: Fine Arts and Art History
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art history, Philosophy
Keywords: Artist's book, Artists' books, Book arts, Map, Rare books studies, Territory
Publication Number: 1590433
ISBN: 978-1-321-79847-0
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