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Production, Not Reproduction:Offset Printed Artist Books
September 28, 2007 - December 8, 2007

Production, Not Reproduction

Organized by Tony White, Head, Fine Arts Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Production not Reproduction, is an exhibition that will draw attention to the influence of offset printing on the genre of artistís books. The complex printing process of offset lithography was developed in the late 19th century, but only refined as a viable print production process after World War II. This exhibition will chart the rise (mid-1950ís) and fall (late 1990ís) of offset printed artistsí books. This exhibition will include examples of offset printed artistsí books from conceptual artists such as Dieter Roth and Ed Ruscha; feminist artworks; works from not-for-profit presses including Visual Studies Workshop and Nexus Press; and works from the 1980ís that many consider to be the pinnacle of offset artistsí books production.

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Press sheet of The New Nexus Press
(1986) Offset lithography
Sally  Alatalo
Du Da Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 3
(1987) Offset lithorgaphy
Du Da Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1
(1988) Offset lithography, acetate cover
Du Da Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3
(1988) Offset lithography on UV translucent paper
Du Da Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4
(1988) Offset lithography, recycled packaging cover and box
Du Da Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3
(1990) Offset lithography
Laurel  Beckman
Housescapes
(1982) Offset, letterpress cover, chipboard, vellum
Michael  Becotte
Space Capsule
(1975) Offset lithography
Tyler School of the Arts Heidelberg Press
(2004) Digital Print
Michael  Becotte & Others
Quiver Magazine, No. 10, Artist's Stamps
(1984) Offset lithography
Quiver Magazine, No. 4, Tyler in Color
(1978) Offset lithography
Quiver Magazine, No. 6, The Altered Subject
(1980) Offset lithography
Quiver Magazine, No. 8, The Altered Print
(1982) Offset lithography
Seana  Biondilillo
Untitled (A Book of Sean Biondilillo)
(1994) Offset
Judith  Blumberg
In This Land
(1988) Offset on Mohawk Superfine paper
Bill  Burke
Minefields
(1995) Offset lithography
Hard bound stitched
Bruce  Childs
Family/ 1980
(1980) Offset lithography
Visible Language Workshop
(1977) Offset lithography
Miles  DeCoster
Color- Accuracy
(1978) Offset lithography
Miles  DeCoster & Rebecca Michaels
Argot 5
(1979) Offset lithography
Argot 6/ Argot 7
(1979) Offset lithography
Argot 9c Box
(1980) Offset lithography
Argot Update
(1982) Offset lithography
Argot, Vol. 1, No. 4
(1979) Offset lithography
Calendargot
(1979) Offset lithography
ChickArgot
(1979) Offset lithography
Crumbs
(1981) 15 issues, offset lithography, printed at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Crumbs- Popcorn Issue
(1978) Offset lithography
Free Crackers
(1978) Offset lithography
Tom  Denlinger
Territorial By Design
(1992) Offset lithography
Toni  Dove
Mesmer: Secrets of the Human Frame
(1993) Metal plates, wire mesh, printed by Lori Spencer
Eugene  Feldman
Lily Yeh
(1970) Offset print collage
Brad  Freeman
JAB 1: The Journal of Artists' Books #1
(1994) Offset on Mohawk Superfine paper
JAB 10: The Journal of Artsist' Books #10
(1998) Offset on Mohawk Superfine paper (inside), letterpress (cover)
Cover Design by Emily McVarish
JAB 16: The Journal of Artists' Books #16
(2001) Offset on OPUS Dull paper
Cover design by David Laufer
JAB 20: The Journal of Artists' Books #20
(2003) Offset on OPUS Dull paper
Cover design by Ruth Laxson
JAB 7: The Journal of Artists' Boooks #7
(1997) Offset on Mohawk Superfine paper, Warren LOE Dual
Joe
(1984) Offset lithography
Chris  George
Dream I Found: A Codex of Curiosities
(2004) Offset lithography
Press sheet for Dream I Found: A Codex of Curiosities
(2000) Offset lithography
Printing Plate for Dream I Found: A Codex of Curiosities
(2000)
Conrad  Gleber
Raising A Family
(1976) Photo offset on Uncoated #80 offset paper
Michael  Goodman
July 23. 24. 25. 26.
(1978) Offset lithography, letterpress, die cut cover
Susan  King
Letter Portfolio
(1976) Offset lithography
Commerical writing papers, cardstock, chromecoat cover, sealing wax, ribbon
Suzanne  Lacy
Rape
(1976) Offset lithography
Joan  Lyons
Bride Book: Red to Green
(1975) Offset on #80 text
Joni  Mabe & Jo Anne Paschall
Joni and Jo Anne's Poster Book
(1993) Offset lithography
Cindy  Marsh
The Sporting Life
(1975) Offset lithography
Scott L.  McCarney
Memory Loss
(1988) Four colors offset on 65# Mohawk Superfine Cover, accordion fold, glued into black embossed covers. Hand assembled by the artist.
Clifton  Meador
(Whiskey) Defense
(2001) Offset lithography; stitched hard cover
Rebecca  Michaels
A Book of Hair
(1982) Offset lithography
Tyler Offset Workshop
Shinro  Ohtake
ATlanta 45+50
(1996) Offset lithography; hard bound stitch
Press sheet for ATlanta: 1945+50
(1996) Offsetlithography, press sheet
Kevin  Osborn
Tropos
(1988) Offset lithography
Post binding
Philip  Perkis
Warwick Mountain Series
(1978) Offset lithography, cloth bound
Kevin  Riorden
Make No Plans
(2006) Offset lithography
STARE Magazine, No. 10
(1991) Offset lithography
STARE Magazine, No. 4 (The Square Issue)
(1979) Offset lithography
STARE Magazine, No. 5
(1979) Offset lithography, clear plastic covers
STARE Magazine, No. 6
(1980) Offset lithography
STARE Magazine, No. 8
(1982) Offset lithography
STARE Magazine, No. 9
(1983) Offset lithography
Deborah  Roth
246 Little Clouds
(1968) Offset lithography
New York: Something Else Press
246 Little Clouds: Reconstruktion des Buches aus dem Verlag Something Else Press
(1968) Offset lithography
Stuttgart: Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1976
Gail  Rubini
Forever Yours
(1980) Offset printing on Mohawk
Ed  Ruscha
26 Gasoline Stations
(1969) Offset lithography
Various Small Fires & Milk
(1970) Offset lithography, 1st Ed. 1964
Joseph  Ruther
Color by Joseph: A Collection of Offset Prints
(1976) Offset lithography
Carl  Sesto
Ordinary Events
(1995) Offset lithography on 80lb. Dull coated cover, stocastic screening
Press sheet for Ordinary Events
(1995) Offset lithography
Press sheet for Ordinary Events
(1995) Offset lithography
Patty  Smith
Context of a Red Dress
(2005) Offset Printed at the University of the Arts Mohawk Superfine paper, ribbon
Jim  Snitzer
Seeing Egypt
(1980) Offset lithography
Buzz  Spector
A Passage
(1994) Offset Printing
Lori  Spencer
An Entagling Tale
(1993) Offset lithography on Monadnock Dulcet paper
Ann  Tyler
Lubb Dup
(1998) Offset lithography
Printed by Tom Denlinger
Todd  Walker
Twentyseven photographs
(1974) Offset lithography
Andy  Warhol
Andy Warhol's Index Book
(1967) Offset with inserts, first edition
Rachel  Youdelman
At the Theatre
(1976) Mimeograph on card stock
Fresh Sea Bass From the Blue Pacific
(1976) Offset lithography
Printed at the Women's Graphic Center, Women's Building, Los Angeles, CA
Let's Fall In Love
(1973) Gestetner mimeograph, hard tinted
Printed at the California Institute of the Arts Graphics Lab, Valencia, CA`=
The Pursuit of Pleasure and Novelty
(1977) Offset lithography, hand tinted
Printed at the Women's Graphic Center, Women's Building, Los Angeles, CA
The Rise and Fall
(1993) Offset lithorgaphy
Water and Power
(1977) Offset lithography
Philip  Zimmerman
Exposure 21:3- Photo-Offset Issue
(1983) Quarterly Journal for the Society for Photographic Editor
Heidelberg KORD and Solna 125 (Audiio)
SUNY Purchase Center for Editions, SUNY Purchase, NY
Heidelberg KORS (Audio)
Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA
High Tension
(1993) Offset on Warren Patina paper, die-cut shaped book
Options for Color Separation
(1980) Offset lithography
Press sheets for Exposure magazine: Photo-Offset Issue
(1983) Offset lithography

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