Altered Books

Usually titled with the original book’s title, most of these were made between 1989 and 1998.  I’ve tried to put them in rough chronological order. Almost all of these books were featured in the installation LIBRARY at one time or another; DisAfter was included in the installation Speaking Volumes.  An attendant, simultaneous body of work is shown on the Book Objects / Book Constructions page.

'Bad Girl' disappeared from the Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection in the late 1990s.  If you find it for sale, that’s where it belongs.

'The Story Of The Bible' was attacked with a knife during its first exhibition at the University of Illinois in 1991.  It’s shown in its original state and after I rebuilt it.  It now resides with the Gerard-Noll Foundation.

(This is not the entire body of work; more altered books may be added).

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