Special Interest Item
King S --Davids B --Lyons J --Ng K --Drucker J --Braunstein T --McCarney S --Hubert RR --Lange G
Artist Book (citation) --Documentation --Critical Text --Book Review
This issue is devoted to the personal involvement of book artists and scholars with specific projects. Susan King reminisces about the art programs and presses in the 1970's; Betsy Davids writes about her work and its personal shadows; Joan Lyons asks, "Whose story can I tell but my own?" in her essay, About Us; Katherine Ng in "Writing for Artists' Books," states that her books document her being and the bindings reflect aspects of her culture. Johanna Drucker presents "Narratology: Dilemmas of Genre Fiction, Lived Experience, and Book Structure" following the evolution of her book Narratology, including parts of its text and commenting on critical theory in three varying typographies. In "The Biography of a Book," Scott McCarney reports how "Memory Loss" was conceived and became an experiential autobiography existing only in the context of the book. Bonnie O'Connell writes of the death of Ana Mendieta and other feminist issues. Renee Riese Hubert discusses Susan King's Marriage of True Minds and Clarissa Sligh's Open House Biography. "The Century of Artists' Books" by Johanna Drucker is reviewed by Susan King.