European Art Book Fairs on the Shelf
South Korean graphic designer and writer Ju Hee Hong documents the growing phenomena of art book fairs in this thoroughly readable publication.
European Art Book Fairs on the Shelf showcases the exciting radical marketplace of the art book fair by focusing on characteristic and unique fairs across Europe (in Ghent, London, Paris, and Berlin). In 2017 Hong interviewed a diverse array of publishers and visitors who shared fair experiences and insights at the Ghent Art Book Fair, Offprint London, Miss Read Berlin, Cultural Traffic London, and Offprint Paris. This lushly illustrated collection shares these interviews, documenting both the printed matter and people who have helped make art book fairs thrive in the 21st century.
Adrian Shaughnessy writes, “[European Art Book Fairs on the Shelf] is an important work of research, and increases our understanding of a phenomenon—independent art book publishing—that has successfully resisted the digital flood tide that has engulfed other publishing sectors.”
Published by Summer Forest, 2018
Bilingual, text in Korean and English
Softcover with dust jacket, 246 pages, full color images, 4.75 × 7.25 inches