Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Stephen Perkins, a curator at Lawton Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has been running a site for a little over a year now, dedicated entirely to accordion-fold publications, with a particular interest in artists' books and ephemera. The blog is updated regularly, and features thoughtful descriptions and good photographic documentation of dozens and dozens of artists' books, including projects by Sol Lewitt, William Burroughs, Fluxus, Christian Marclay, Carl Andre, Bob and Roberta Smith, Christo and many others.

Visit it here.

He is also the author of Art of the Fold, a 12 page accordion-fold (naturally) catalogue of folded printed matter. The book includes a seven page essay on the history of the accordion fold, a checklist of works in the exhibition from 1960 to present, and a number of illustrations. It's available here, for only a dollar.

Pictured: Ed Ruscha's Every building on the Sunset Strip, Simon Cutts & Ian Hamilton Finlay's Lines of Pale Blue and Red, Derek Sullivan’s Persistent Huts, Miranda Maher's After Reasonable Research, and Hamish Fulton's Ajawaan.

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