Artists books

Art books are about artists while artists’ books are books by artists. The latter can be considered as autonomous artworks.
Some artists like Lawrence Weiner and James Lee Byars designed the catalogues for their own expositions, and these can be considered artists’ books as well. Magazines produced by artists also fall in this category.

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George Brecht | The Green, The Red, The Yellow, The Black and The White
Hugo Kaagman | Stencil King
Gary Kuehn | To have and to be
Giuseppe Chiari | Il Giuoco dei 10 Nomi
Fluxus | V TRE | Fluxus newspaper no. 10
Laurence Aëgerter | A meeting on paper
Gilbert & George | Side by Side
Sol LeWitt | Irish
Martin Parr | Boring Postcards
Wim T. Schippers | Taal en Teken
Joanneke Meester | Psychological Studies
Bernd & Hilla Becher | Getreidesilos
Phil Bloom | Phil Bloom. Deel 1, 2, 3 (Part 1, 2, 3)
Thomas Struth | Yoshemite, 1977-2002
Gerhard Richter | War Cut
Kars Persoon | Département der Egels
Laurence Aëgerter | Cathédrales
Peter Hutchinson | Journal
Mieko Shiomi | A Flux Atlas
A.R. Penck | Analyses
Phil Bloom | Phil Bloom, Deel III (Part III)
Rommert Boonstra | Fotowerken
Gilbert & George | Art Titles 1969-2010 in alphabetical order/in chronological order
Martin Parr | The Phone Book
Fluxus | SENSE SOUND SOUND SENSE
Peter Schuyff | Sketchbook
Andrej Roiter | Kaleidoscope
Ottmar Hörl | Untitled
Tinkebell. | For Your Pleasure
Laurie Anderson | Night Life
Damien Hirst | I want to spend the rest of my life...
Lawrence Weiner | Skimming the water (ménage à quatre)
PROVO | God, Nederland & Oranje
Jack Pierson | Stardust
Joseph Beuys | Sekretärtasche
Vito Acconci | Behavior Fields-Transaction Arenas-Training Grounds-Maneuver Positions
Joseph Beuys | Beuys yn Fryslân
Paul McCarthy, Jason Rhoades | Shit Plug
Joanneke Meester | Need you
Viktor IV | The Time Is Always Now
Gerhard Richter | 128 Fotos von einem Bild 1978
Gerhard Richter | Comic Strip (1962)
Damien Hirst | Mythos / Re-object
Daniel Spoerri | Kosta Theos: Dogma I am God
Jón Sigurpálsson | Quadrant
PROVO|Provo magazine nr.10
Fluxus | Fluxus Newspaper Nr. 11
PROVO | Provo magazine nr. 12
Gilbert & George | The Words of Gilbert & George
Waldo Bien | Tierra del Fuego
Bern Porter | Where
Wim Gijzen | De zin van het tekenen
Hans Koetsier | Advertisements
George Brecht | Notebooks I, II, III
Willem Sandberg | Nu
Kees de Goede | An Anthology of events
Larry Clark | Larry Clark - Artists Book
Bernard Heidsieck | Vaduz
Stanley Brouwn | tatvan
Laurence Aëgerter | Tristes Tropiques
Jonas Mekas | There is no Ithaca
Thomas Van Der Linden | 110 tekeningen
Eric Fischl | Artist's Bookplates
Art & Project Bulletins 1 – 156, september 1968 – november 1989
On Kawara | Unanswered questions
Daan van Golden | Apperception
Gilbert & George | The Ten Commandments for Gilbert & George
Gilberto Zorio | Untitled
Uwe Poth | Knopf hoch
Paul McCarthy | Blockhead
Daniel Spoerri | Zehn bis zwölf Hirnrezepte
Ingeborg Lüscher | Il Sole in Abisso
Tinkebell. | Tinkebell. Nude calender 2013 To Save The Girls
Ray Johnson | The Paper Snake
PROVO | Provo magazine nr. 8
Willem Sandberg | Nu 2
Hermann Nitsch | Under my Skin
Thomas Struth | Löwenzahnzimmer
Gerhard Richter | Motifs
Thomas Demand | Scheinprobleme in der Philosophie