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Vito Acconci's "Public Space In A Private Time // Vito Acconci"Acconci, Vito. Public Space In A Private Time // Vito Acconci. Docking, Norfolk, England : Coracle 1992. 

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Doug Aitken: The Idea of the WestAitken, Doug. Doug Aitken: the idea of the West. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art; Distributed by Distributed Art Publishers (D.A.P.), 2010.

Includes contributions by Devendra Banhart, Bruce Brown, Charles Burnett, Exene Cervenka, Fallen Fruit, Simone Forti, Fritz Haeg, Miranda July, No Age, Raymond Pettibon, Rodarte and Ryan Trecartin.

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Baldessari, John. Close-Cropped Tales. Buffalo, NY: CEPA Gallery, 1981.

______ . Four Events and Reactions. Florence: Centro Di, 1975.
______ . The Telephone Book (with Pearls). Belgium: Imschoot, Uitgevers for IC, 1988.

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Bourgeois, Louise. Nothing to Remember. 1st ed. Göttingen: Steidl, 2008.

“Published on the occasion of the exhibition Louise Bourgeois, 10 October to 17 November 2007 at Hauser & Wirth Conlaghi, 15 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4AX.” –Colophon.
“This edition is a reprint of the portfolio Nothing to remember, set no. 3 of 6 sets made between 2004 and 2006, originally published by Osiris”–Colophon.

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Janet Cardiff "The Walk Book"

Cardiff, Janet. The Walk Book. Koln: Walther Konig, 2005.

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Celmins, Vija and Eliot Weinberger. "The Stars"Celmins, Vija and Eliot Weinberger. The Stars. New York: Museum of Modern Art: Distributed in the United States by (D.A.P.), 2005.

Celmins created three celestial prints for her project. “One print, inspired by the worn binding of an early 20th-century Japanese book, becomes the volume’s mottled deep-blue cover; the second and third prints are images of the night sky, one of them negative–dark stars on a pale ground. For the text, Weinberger assembled a catalogue of descriptions of the stars drawn from around the world, and from an array of historical, literary, and anthropological sources.”–D.A.P. catalog.
The Stars was originally a limited-edition livre d’artiste published this year by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art.
“This book is a facsimile of The Stars, the third project in Contemporary Editions, a series of limited-edition books and other printed works published by the Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York”–Copyright page.

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Sue Coe "X-Pictures"Coe, Sue et al. X-Pictures. New York: Raw Books and Graphics, 1986.

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Cumming, Robert. Drawings for Photographs and Props. Adelaide, South Australia: Experimental Art Foundation, 1980.

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Dean, Tacita. "Tacita Dean: The Green Ray"Dean, Tacita. Tacita Dean: The Green Ray. Ed. Hans Ulrich Obrist. Köln: König; New York: D.A.P., 2003.

______ . Die Regimentstochter. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2005.
“… based on opera and theatre programmes of the 1930s and 1940s … A series of 36 opera programmes that have been defaced by their owner to become inadvertent collages which reveal themselves through the course of the book, and … remain unexplained by description or text”–Publisher’s website.
______ . The Green Ray and Other Suns. Porto, Portugal: Museu Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, 2001.
“This leaflet was published on the occasion of Tacita Dean’s exhibition, held at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves from November 30, 2001 through March 3, 2002″–P. [28].
Accordion-fold format.
Special edition of 150.

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Robert Gober "Robert Gober: The United State Pavillion, 49th Venice Biennale, June 10- November 4, 2001." Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2001.Gober, Robert. Robert Gober: The United State Pavillion, 49th Venice Biennale, June 10- November 4, 2001. Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2001.

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Gordon, Douglas. "Punishment exercise in gothic"

Gordon, Douglas. Punishment exercise in gothic. Ed. Hans Ulrich Obrist. Köln: Oktagon, 2001.

No. 685 “of 1,000 numbered and signed copies.”—Colophon.

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Gormley, Antony. "Drawings from the Mind’s Eye"Gormley, Antony. Drawings from the Mind’s Eye. London: Riverside Studios, 1984.

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Damien Hirst "I want to Spend the Rest of my Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now." London: Other Criteria, 2005. Hirst, Damien. I want to Spend the Rest of my Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now. London: Other Criteria, 2005. 

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Hopkins, Budd. Sacred Spaces: The Book of Temples, the Book of Guardians, the Book of Altars. New York: Budd Hopkins, 1983.

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Roni Horn "Dictionary of Water." Paris: Edition 7L, 2001.Horn, Roni. Dictionary of Water. Paris: Edition 7L, 2001.
 
______Weather Reports You. London: Artangel/Steidl, 2007.
______ . Wonderwater (Alice Offshore). London: Thames & Hudson, 2004.

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Douglas Huebler, "Crocodile Tears," 1985Huebler, Douglas. Crocodile Tears: Brief fictions re-sounding from the proposal in Variable Piece #70-1971, “to photographically document the existence of everyone alive”. Buffalo, NY: Albright-Knox Art Gallery/CEPA Gallery, 1985.

Printed in conjunction with an exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York and at CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York, May 10-June 30, 1985.

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Bryan Hunt "Conversations with Nature." New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1982.Hunt, Bryan. Conversations with Nature. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1982.

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Alfredo Jaar's "Two or Three Things I Imagine About Them"Jaar, Alfredo. Two or Three Things I Imagine About Them. London: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1992.

Four parts held together with a paper band. The first part contains the text and has a cover like that of a Republic of Chile passport; each of the three other parts is a full page color photograph (reproduction) with title panel on verso folded so that it looks like a map.
“An exhibition organised by the Whitechapel Art Gallery, 14 February – 29 March 1992″.

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Kelly, Ellsworth. "Drawings on a Bus: Sketchbook 23, 1954"Kelly, Ellsworth. Drawings on a Bus: Sketchbook 23, 1954. 1st ed. Göttingen: Steidl Publishers, 2007.

All drawings are ink on paper, made in 1954.
______ . Line Form Color: 1951. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Art Museums, 1999.
Issued in case (21 x 2 x 20).
” … published to accompany Ellsworth Kelly: the early drawings, 1948-1955, an exhibition organized by the Harvard University Art Museums and Kunstmusseum Winterthur”–Colophon.

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Kelley, Mike. "Reconstructed History"Kelley, Mike. Reconstructed History. New York: Thea Westreich; Cologne: Gisela Capitain, 1990.

Signed limited edition of 250 books and 12 artist’s proofs.

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Kippenberger, Martin. Sind die Discos so doof wie ich glaube, oder bin ich der Doofe: Schock aus heisst das Spiel. Wien: Galerie Peter Pakesch, 1984.

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LeWitt, Sol. "Lines in two directions and in five colors on five colors with all their combinations"LeWitt, Sol. Lines in two directions and in five colors on five colors with all their combinations. Minneapolis, MN: Walker Art Center, 1988.

“Issued on the occasion of the exhibition Sol Lewitt: Prints and Books, presented at the Walker Art Center and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, spring 1988 ….”
______ . Arc/Musee d’Art de la Ville de Paris 20 Fevrier 20 Avril 1987. Paris; Les Musees, 1987.
______ . Brick Wall. New York: Tanglewood Press, 1977.
______ . From Monteluco to Spoleto. Eindhoven: Van Abbemuseum, 1984.
______ . Lines and Formes. Paris: Yvon Lambert, 1989.
______ . A cube. New York City: John Weber Gallery; Roma: M. Pieroni; Köln: W. König, 1990.
______ . Lignes en quatre directions et toutes leurs combinaisons. Bordeaux: Musée d’art contemporain, CAPC, Entrepôt Lainé, 1983.
Exhibition presented at CAPC from May 6 to August 27, 1983.
______ . Sol LeWitt: Isometric Drawings. New York: Paula Cooper Gallery; John Weber Gallery, 1982.
______ . Venti forme derivate da un cubo. Roma: Ugo Ferranti, 1982.
______ . Pyramiden. Wien: Galerie Peter Pakesch, 1986.
______ . Four basic kinds of lines & colour. London: Lisson Gallery; New York: P. David Press, 1969-1971.
______ . The Location of Lines. London: Lisson Publications, 1974.
______ . Circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms within circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms & all their combinations. Boulder, CO: Dept. of Fine Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1976.

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Morris, Robert. Telegram: The Rationed Years from R. Morris, KC MO Nineteen Forties, to R. Morris, NYNY Nineteen Ninety-Eight. Geneva: JRP, 1998.

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Yoko Ono "Grapefruit: Works and Drawings by Yoko Ono." New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970.Ono, Yoko. Grapefruit: Works and Drawings by Yoko Ono. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970.

______The Bronze Age: September 23 through October 29, 1989, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum. Bloomfield Hills, MI: The Museum, 1989.

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Piper, Adrian. Decide Who You Are: Texts. New York, NY: Paula Cooper Gallery, 1992.

Page [2] of cover is also text numbered 17. Bound on the right with overlapping cover which folds to the left. Each text has a leaf number and date.

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Richter, Gerhard. "Wald"Richter, Gerhard. Wald. Köln: Walther König; New York: Distributed by D.A.P., 2008.

Contains the artist’s photographs of woods juxtaposed with text taken from a German forestry magazine.

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Ruscha, Edward. "They Called Her Styrene"

Ruscha, Edward. Some Los Angeles Apartments. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: E. Ruscha, 1970, 1965.

______ . Every Building on the Sunset Strip. Los Angeles, 1966.
______ . Real Estate Opportunities. 1970.
______ . They Called Her Styrene. London: Phaidon, 2000.
“This book reproduces 575 ‘word’ works by Ruscha. Arranged by the artist, these images become a sort of novel without an obvious plot.”–Colophon.
______ . Then & now: Ed Ruscha: Hollywood Boulevard 1973-2004. 1st ed. Göttingen: Steidl, 2005.
A collection of photographic prints documenting Hollywood Boulevard first in 1973 and later in 2004. Same type of camera equipment were used to re-photograph the street. The panoramic images in black and white from 1973 run parallel to 2004 colored version – contrasting the changes over three decades.
______ . S Books. Ed Ruscha, 2001.
Artist’s book consisting of illustrations of the letter S on the covers of books.
______ . Cityscapes; O Books. New York: Leo Castelli Gallery, 1997.
“… printed in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Edward Ruscha: Cityscapes/O books’ on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the artist’s association with Leo Castelli Gallery”–Colophon.
______ . Records. Hollywood, CA: Heavy Industry Publications, 1971.
Photos by Jerry McMillan.
Ruscha, Edward and Lawrence Weiner. "Hard Light"______ and Lawrence Weiner. Hard Light. Los Angeles, CA: E. Ruscha and L. Weiner, 1978.
Presents a story in nine chapters told primarily by pictures.
“In order of appearance: Shelley Chamberlain and Suzanne Chandler and Susan Haller.”–Colophon.
Color illustrations on outer front and back covers.
______ and Ken Price, Joe Goode. Crackers. Hollywood, CA: Heavy Industries, 1969.
The photographs illustrate the story “How to derive the maximum enjoyment from crackers”, by Mason Williams.

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Sandback, Fred. Fred Sandback: 16 Variationen von 2 horizontalen Linien, 1973. München: Galerie Heiner Friedrich, E.A. Mosel, 1973.

Original publication issued in conjunction with the exhibition, Kunsthalle Bern, April to May 1973–Colophon.

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Sarmento, Julião. A Short Story. Gent: MER. Paper Kunsthalle; Distributed in the U.S. by D.A.P., 2005.

“This artist book has been published on the occasion of the exhibition Julião Sarmento at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, (13 November 2005 – 15 January 2006).”–Colophon.

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Smith, Kiki. Kiki Smith’s Dowry Book. London: Anthony d’Offay, 1997.

“Published in a signed limited edition of which 200 include an original print by the artist.”

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Taylor-Wood, Sam. "Unhinged"Taylor-Wood, Sam. Unhinged. London: Book Works, 1996.

“Edition of 1000 copies”–Colophon.

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Mungo Thomson's "Negative Space"Thomson, Mungo. Negative Space. Zürich: Christoph Keller Editions, 2007.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Mungo Thompson, Negative Space Variations, held at the Galleria d’arte moderna e contemporanea di Bergamo, Oct. 13, 2006-Feb. 25, 2007.
All the images are inverted from photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
______Todo Ha Sido Grabado.
Manilla: RPC, 2000.  

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Torres-García, Joaquín. Foi. Paris: J. Torres-García, 1931.

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Richard Tuttle and Charles Bernstein's "Reading Red"Tuttle, Richard and Charles Bernstein. Reading red. Köln: Buchh. W. König, 1998.

Poems in English, with German translations; foreword, by Wolfgang Becker, in German on upper paste-down endpaper and in English on lower paste-down endpaper.
Translations by Rick Takvorian.
Twenty-four numbered images, with overprinted verse on each image, on three folded leaves, interspersed between letterpress German translations of the poems; an additional image numbered “25″ appears on cover p. [1], with its accompanying verse on cover p. [4].
“… it combines the texts of a poet with the images of the painter and … the reader is obliged to turn the book around in a circle in order to read it …”–Lower paste-down endpaper.
Limited to 800 numbered copies; copies numbered 1-250 are signed by the artist.

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Wearing, Gillian. "Gillian Wearing: signs that say what you want them to say and not signs that say what someone else wants you to say, 1992-1993"Wearing, Gillian. Gillian Wearing: signs that say what you want them to say and not signs that say what someone else wants you to say, 1992-1993. Ed. Maureen Paley.  London: Maureen Paley, Interim Art, 1997.

Edition of 1,500.

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Weiner, Lawrence. "Something to Put Something On"Weiner, Lawrence. Something to Put Something On. 1st ed. Göttingen: Steidl, 2008.

______ . Henry the Navigator in a Sea of Sand: San Antonio. 1st ed. San Antonio, TX: Lawrence Markey, 2006.
Handstitched paper wrappers; red flyleaves. English and Spanish. Spanish text is inverted.
______ . Wind & the Willows, Iron & Gold in the Air, Dust & Smoke on the Ground. Brussels: Y. Gevaert, 1996.
______ and Ed Ruscha. Hard Light. Los Angeles, CA: E. Ruscha and L. Weiner, 1978.
Presents a story in nine chapters told primarily by pictures.
“In order of appearance: Shelley Chamberlain and Suzanne Chandler and Susan Haller.”–Colophon.
Color illustrations on outer front and back covers.

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Wool, Christopher. "Christopher Wool: East Broadway Breakdown"Wool, Christopher. Christopher Wool: East Broadway Breakdown. 1st ed. Berlin: Holzwarth, 2003.

Book concept: Christopher Wool. Design: Hans Werner Holzwarth, Christopher Wool. Copyright for the photographs 1994-95: Christopher Wool.

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