More frequent and prevalent in the field of artist books is the inclusion and placement of conceptual books that live on the borders of definition of what makes a book. Pulling at the edges of acceptance can be where viewers are won and lost. Yet some of us find ourselves amazed with conceptual structures. Our minds make acrobatic stretches to “define how I myself measure a book -how far can I go to include what I’ve just seen?”
As conceptual book elements are peeled and core centers are moved from covers and containers we have words on pages that are bound or collected together.
What place do conceptual books hold in artist books?