“Richly illustrated pioneering work that took more than a decade to compile and that required a lot of research, interviews and travel. Millroth, a well-known art writer in the daily press, former museum director and PhD in art history, is also one of the Nordic region’s largest collectors of artist books and has benefited from his very large network of artists and institutions and from his own collection when he developed his book. Millroth writes essentially and resiliently about the vital, internationally oriented book art form under headings such as The Social Space, The Body, The Workshop, The Archive and The Library. The book is designed by Johan Melbi and contains on its 600 pages over 650 photographs and facsimiles of artist books from 1947 onwards all the way to 2021. More than 450 individual artists are treated. The book will be a standard work, indispensable for anyone with an interest in artist books and contemporary art in general”.
Published by ellerstroms with Walther Konig, 2021. Large heavy 8vo in wraps as issued. 600 pages. Richly illustrated. Text in both Swedish and English. New copy.