The Exquisite Book: 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game - Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, Matt Lamothe

In THE EXQUISITE BOOK: 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game (Chronicle, $29.95) the artists of the collective ALSO Designs, Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvoski, and Matt Lamothe, have gathered 100 indie design favorites for a version of the surrealist game “the exquisite corpse.” Each artist, after seeing only the last drawing in a series, continues from the horizon line left by the previous artist. Some pick up the story or mood from the preceding page, others go off in wildly different directions. The results are imaginative, and as varied as they are wonderful, all examples of some of the best artists working today. The formatting of the book is no less ingenious. Each of the ten chapters is printed on accordion fold outs, so the reader can view the art in the continuous way it was meant to be enjoyed.  With an illustrated introduction by Dave Eggers.

Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book - Lynda Barry

“Do you wish you could draw?” This is the question artist Lynda Barry answers with an astonishing generosity of stories and exercises, brush-drawings, and bursting-at-the-seams collages in PICTURE THIS (Drawn & Quarterly, $29.95). It is the follow-up to her colorful book on writing, What It Is—a combination of memoir and how-to book. Both are extensions of Barry’s wonderful classes on creativity—she gave Politics & Prose audiences a taste in an exuberant 90-minute slide-lecture/comedic monologue when her last book came out. Picture This brings back her youthful and brash protagonist, Marlys, as tour-guide, as well as the beret-wearing Near-Sighted Monkey as instructor, and anyone wishing for some inspiration is in luck.

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781897299647
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - November 9th, 2010