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The Fabric Workshop and Museum and MIT Press

New Material as New Media: The Fabric Workshop and Museum

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Description

Our landmark publication, “New Material as New Media” has turned twenty years old. This gorgeous catalogue spans our first 25 years of collaborations and features significant projects created with Marina Abramović, Louise Bourgeois, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Ann Hamilton, Glenn Ligon, Roy Lichtenstein, Faith Ringgold, Carrie Mae Weems and many other renowned contemporary artists.

Perfect for your coffee table, this hardcover tome is bound in multiple color variations with the edges of its 320 pages gilded in silver leaf.

Published 2002 by The Fabric Workshop and Museum / MIT Press
13.25 x 11 inches
Hardcover, 320 pages
Editor: Kelly Mitchell
Author: Marion Boulton Stroud
Designer: Takaaki Matsumoto

ISBN: 0-9619760-9-8

The catalogue was designed as a three-dimensional object. Every surface was treated to transform it from an everyday book into an object. Instead of reproducing an artwork on the cover, a lustrous bookbinding cloth that was available in vibrant colors was used. The front cover, back cover, and spine were each wrapped in a different colored cloth. Three different covers were designed, so nine colors were used. To use three different fabrics per book, a special binding was devised. The spine, front cover, and back cover were all wrapped separately then assembled. The only place type appears is on the spine. For the trade edition, a clear acetate jacket was designed; the front of the jacket was printed with silver type so the reader can see the colors of the cover through it. Before the book was bound, the edges of the pages were gilded in silver leaf.

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