Peter Downsbrough

The Book(s)1968-2010

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Peter Downsbrough
The Book(s)1968-2010

Graphic design by Mevis & Van Deursen, text(s) by Moritz Küng, Ira G. Wool, ed. Moritz Küng, deSingel, Antwerpen


2011. 332 pp., 272 ills.


15.90 x 23.10 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2833-1

A book about books: the first monograph on Peter Downsbrough’s unusual artist’s books

Peter Downsbrough (*1940 in New Jersey) studied art and architecture and, like Robert Barry, Sol LeWitt, Ed Ruscha, and Lawrence Weiner, is one of the artists who continue to use the book as another space to present their work. Since the early seventies, he has incorporated text and line drawings into his books, later integrating maps and photos of urban spaces. His consistent and sharply delineated oeuvre is devoted to examining the meaning of “space.” In 1993, the publisher, book collector, and curator Guy Schraenen commented the following on Downsbrough’s publications: “We could talk about the zero degree of the book, since it presents itself here in its simplest form.” This catalogue provides an overview of the eighty-five books that have been published to date.

Exhibition schedule: DeSingel, Antwerp, March 3–May 22, 2011 | El Canodrom / La Capella, Barcelona, opening December 2011

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Peter Downsbrough (*1940 in New Brunswick, New Jersey) lives and works in Brussels. More about Peter Downsbrough in the Hatje Cantz art dictionary »

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