Monday, July 06, 2009

Artists' Books II

Book/Shelf is an online version of, and companion to, the exhibition, held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, from 26 March to 7 July 2008. The exhibition takes work from MoMA's collection and library, which are "rich in works by artists who tackle the idea of books by stretching the conventions of the medium", and shows exhibits of modern art in the shape of books. The website, which requires Flash plug-in 8.0 or higher, presents highlights of the work including photography, film printing, assemblage, drawing, and sound recording. The works can be arranged by thumbnail view or by artists' names. There are also website credits and a 'checklist'; a PDF document with a list, images where available, and details of each work in the exhibition.
Link: http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2008/bookshelf/
Access: Free