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