the pinch


the following bibliographies have been compiled to support research into artists books practice and discourse assembled while researching the relationship between artists book practice, the haptic and haptic aesthetics

critical discourse addressing artists book practice

artists books practice & haptic aesthetics

literature published across Australasia and South America(including Mexico)

War and Peace in the Global Village Marshall McLuhan Quentin Fiore,

The Poetics of Space

The Arcades Project

The Artist’s Book Yearbook 2001-2002, 2006-2007, 2012-2013, 2016-2017
Artists’ Books Creative Production and Marketing
Books by Artists
Creating Artists’ Books

Seven Nights, Forge Luis Borges

The Spider and the Taperstries

No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America 1960-1980

Printing & Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Ainda: o Livro Como Performance

Quant aux livres On Books

Discourse on Colonialism

Tianshu: Passages in the Making of a Book

The Book of Touch

Social Paper, Hand Papermaking in the Context of Socially engaged Art

book art object

Print Produce Publish

This Is not A Cathedral

Freestyle Books

Tacit and Explicit Knowledge

The Latrobe Journal, No. 95, Creating and Collecting Artists Books in Australia

European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages

The Wayfinders

A Thousand Plateaus

Francis Bacon The Logic of Sensation

The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque

Deleuze and Space

Deleuze and the Post Colonial

Between Deleuze and Derrida

Memoirs of the Blind, The Self Portrait and Other Ruins

On Touching - Jean-Luc Nancy

Paper Machine

The Century of Artists' Books

Johanna Drucker, Druckworks

This is Not the End of the Book

Divine Art, Infernal Machine

The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe


Carivari 1992-2002

Carivari 1992-2012

artists’ books + Multiples fair ’96

Une histoire du livre d’artiste australien

Registering is also Writing

Archaeology and the Senses

Unshelfmarked Reconceiving the artists’ book

The real thing

Designing Books, practice and theory

cross currents bookworks from the edge of the pacific

Visible Language Vol 25 2/3 The Artists Book: the Text and its Rival

Japanese Bookbinding

Impediment Press & Wandering Bark

Prints and Books

Prints and Visual Communication

JAB 39 – Spring 2016, The Australian JAB

Robert Jacks 1969 - 2009

Books by Artists

The nature of the Book


Anselm Kiefer Die Buchstaben

Artists books a critical survey of the literature

The World of Hedi Kyle

Bruno Leti, Survey Artists Books 1982 – 2003,

We the Navigators

Adventure & Art, the fine press book from 1450 to 2011

Verso 4

The Verso Lectures 2016

Artists’ Books: a Critcal Anthology and Sourcebook

Utopian Pessimist

Understanding Media

Verbi-Voco-Visual Explorations

Il Libro Come Opera D’Arte The Book as a Work of Art

Libri e Documenti Arte Povera 1966-1980 Books and Documents

Munari’s Books

Olter il Libro Alighiero E Boetti Beyond Books

Design as Art

Sol Witt, Artist’s Books

Touch : sensuous theory and multisensory media

Splendid Pages

The Book That Made Your World

guardare raccontare pensare conservare / looking telling thinking collecting

A Tally of Types

remembering touch

Orality and literacy

The Silent Scream

Why I Write

Codex Sinaiticus

Cover to Cover

The Tacit Dimension

Scripting Reading Motions

Miller’s Collecting Books

The Sensory World of Italian Renaissance Art

Kamikaze Press

The Activated Page Handmade Paper and the Artist’s Book

A Book of the Book

Dreaming by the Book

Literature and the Touch of the Real


Non-Adhesive Binding

Bookwork, Medium to Object to Concept to Art


Facing the Page British Artists’ Books

Uniformagazine, No’s 1 – 6

Making Artist Books Today

The Book as Art

Word & Image

The Booklyn Education Mannual

Books Boxes and Portfolios



JAB - the Journal of Artists Books, Brad Freeman

The Blue Notebook, IMPACT Press, University of West England.

The Bonefolder, Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library

Openings, the College Book Arts Association, USA

Hand Papermaking, Micahel Durgin and Amanda Degener

Art in Print, Chicago


produced by Jerome Agel 1997

Gaston Bachelard, 1969

Walter Benjamin, 2002,

Sarah Bodman (editor), Impact Press, UWE Bristol,
Sarah Bodman, Impact Press, UWE Bristol, 2005
Sarah Bodman, Impact Press UWE Bristol, 1999
Sarah Bodman, A&C Black, London, 2004

Translated by Eliot Weinberger, New Directions Books, NY, 1984

Louise Bourgeois, HatjeCantz, Ostfildern, 2014

Betty Bright, Granary Books, NY, 2005

Cynthia J Brokaw & Kai-Wing Chow (editors), University of California Press, 2005

Amir Cador, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, 2014

Ulises Carrión, Éditions Héros-Limite, 1997

Aimé Césaire, Monthly Review Press, 2000,

Katherine Spears, Quaritch, 2009

Constance Classen, Berg, 2005

Jessica Cochran, Centre for Book and Paper Arts, 2014

David Jury, the Codex Foundation, 2011

Marnie Powers & Emily Tipps, College Book Arts Association, 2014

Monica Oppen, the Codex Foundation, 2015

Helen Cole, State Library of QLD, 2008

Harry Collins, The University of Chicago Press, 2010

Des Cowley &, The State Library of Victoria, 2015

Ernst Robert Curtis, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979

Wade Davis, Anansi, 2009

Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Bloomsbury, 2013

Gilles Deleuze, University of Minnesota Press, 2003

Gilles Deleuze, University of Minnesota Press, 1992

Buchanan & Lambert, Edinburgh University Press, 2005

Bignall & Patton, Edinburgh University Press, 2010

Patton & Protevi, Continuum, 2003

Jacques Derrida, The Univesrity of Chicago Press, 2007

Jacques Derrida, Stanford University Press, 2005

Jacques Derrida, Stanford University Press, 2005

Johanna Drucker, Granary Books, 1995

Centre for Book and Paper Arts, Epicentre, 2012

Jean-Claude Carriére & Umberto Eco, Harvill Secker, 2011

Elizabeth L.Eisenstein, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011

Elizabeth L.Eisenstein, Cambridge University Press, 2000

Gerard Genette, Cambridge University Press, 1997

Christine Baumgartner & Sabine Golde, 2002

Sabine Golde, 2012

Noreen Grahame, numero uno publications, 1996

Noreen Grahame, numero uno publications, 2016

Ximena Peerez Grobet, Nowhereman Press, 2014

Yannis Hamilakis, Cambridge University Press, 2013

Michael Hampton, Uniformbooks, 2015

Tanya Harrod, Hyphen Press, 2015

Hochuli & Kinross, Hyphen Press, 2003

Judith A Hoffberg, Umbrella Associates, 1991

René Riese Hubert, Rhode Island School of Design, 1991

Kojiro Ikegami, Weatherhill, 1988

Sue Anderson & Gwen Harison, 2014

William M. Ivins, Jr, Harvard University Press, 1926

William M. Ivins, Jr, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1953,

Brad Freeman, Centre for Book and Paper Arts, 2016

Douglas Stewart Fine Books, 2010

Tim Guest & Germano Celant, Art Metropole, 1981

Adrian Johns, The University of Chicago Press, 1998

Arthur W.Johnson, Thames and Hudson, 1994

Stigtung für Kunst und Kulture e.V.Bonn, Wienand, 2015

Stefan Klima, Granary Books, 1998

San Francisco Centree for the Book, 2016

Geelong Gallery, 2003

David Lewis, The University Press of Hawaii, 1972

Alan Loney, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne, 2012

Verso Magazine, 2016

Alan Loney and Nick Summers, Verso Magazine 2016

Joan Lyons, Visual Studies Workshop, 1985

David McLellan, Poseidon Press,1990

Marshall McLuhan, Routledge, 2001

Marshall McLuhan, Something else Press, 1967

Giorgio Maffei e Maura Picciau, Edizioni Corraini, 2008

Giorgio Maffei, Edizioni Corraini, 2007

Giorgio Maffei, Edizioni Corraini, 2008

Giorgio Maffei e Maura Picciau, Edizioni Corraini, 2011

Bruno Munari, Penguin Books, 2008

Giorgio Maffei e Emanuale de Donno, Edizioni Corraini, 2010

Laura U. Marks, University of Minnesota Press, 2002

Julie Mellby, Toledo Museum of Art, 2003

Vishal Mangalwadi, Thomas Nelson, 2011

Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Edizioni Corraini, 2004

Stanley Morrison, David R Godine Publisher, 1999

Tim Mosely, Gifiith Centre for Creative Arts Research, 2014

Walter J.Ong, Routlegde, 1995

Monica Oppen and Peter Lyssiotos, Ant Press, 2011

George Orwell, Penguine Books, 2004

D. C. Parker, The British Library, 2010

Rob Perrée , NAi Publishers, 2002

Michael Polanyi, Doubleday and Company, 1966

Manuel Portela, The MIT Press, 2013

Catherine Porter, Reed International Books, 1995

Francois, Quiviger, Reaktion Books, 2010

Simon Redington, 2009

Jennifer Rossman, the jenny press, 2007

Jerome Rothenberg and Steven Clay, Granary Books, 2000

Elaine Scarry, Farrar. Straus. Giroux, 1999

David Schalkwyk, Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2004

Uta Schneider and Ulrike Stoltz, (2014?)

Keith A. Smith, the Sigma Foundation, 1990

Garrett Stewart, The university of Chicago Press, 2011

Barbra Tetenbaum, Triangular Press, 2005

Silvie Turner, estamp, 1993

published by Uniforrmbooks, 2014 - 2016

Wulf D. von Lucius and Gunnar A. Kaldewey, Lucius & Lucius Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 1988

Krystyna Wassermann, Princeton Architectural Press, 2007

Rowan Watson, V&A Publishing, 2018

Booklyn Artists Alliance, (2006?)

Franz Zeier, Design Press, 1990


... dc3p is a contemporary fine art publishing project associated with the print program at Queensland College of Art. Framed within print culture and haptic aesthetics the venture supports studio research into artists book practices and autographic printmaking.


artists books @ dc3p

… the emergence of artists books in the twentieth century as a medium that engages the breadth of our senses was underpinned by collaborative practice between poets, artists and designers within print culture. This intersection between the fields of fine art, literature and design facilitated by the printed book continues to attract interest across the creative arts. Responding to the fields emerging critical discourse a research focus on books by artists textured by 'the haptic'  has been established at dc3p. This focus embraces the production, reception and evaluation of artists books within the antipodes. In keeping with the haptic, the nature of the focus is dynamic, responding to the surfaces of the field.

To date those surfaces include;

the abbe events (artists books brisbane event)
these have featured a conference, artists book fairs and exhibitions,

the publication of peer reviewed articles/essays academic papers from the abbe events have been published in The Journal of Artists' Books,
 JAB39 ,   JAB42 ,   JAB43

the pinch - the development of a peer review collective supporting critical discourse on artists book practice,

the codex events - a series of collaborative publishing events and masterclasses featuring invited and visiting artists or scholars,

exhibitions - national & international, featuring books and prints by artists ,

advances in studio techniques, including
pulp printing - & fine papermaking techniques

other epicentres of artists book research dc3p has links with include:

Centre for Fine Print Research
Journal of Artists Books
The Codex Foundation
Bibliotheca Liborum Apud Artificem
centre for the artist book at Grahame Galleries + Editions
State Library of Queensland
silverwattle bookfoundry
the NERAM Museum of Printing
The Centre for Material Texts

contact dc3p