"This book is a signpost, a marker of the critical recognition, seriousness, and sheer volume of output of artists' books... If the strength of the medium is judged by the contents of this book, artists' books are not likely to go away anytime soon. Artists' Books is a singular unpedantic and valuable look at the medium still in a sort of prehistory" -- Art Papers. Not as physically gorgeous as "Artist / Author," this critical gem of a book contains a great anthology of essays that otherwise have been lost in the ether. Edited by Joan Lyons. Text by Dick Higgins, Richard Kostelanetz, Ulises Carrión, Lucy R. Lippard, Shelley Rice, Barbara Moore, Jon Hendricks, Clive Phillpot, Susi R. Bloch, Betsy Davids, Jim Petrillo, Felipe Ehrenberg, Magali Lara, Javier Cadena, Alex Sweetman, and Robert C. Morgan.