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Stephen Spurrier
Australia 1945

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NOT AN ARTIST’S BOOK
Ugg Boot Press, 2004

The production of artists’ books in the last 20 years has become a worldwide phenomenon of epidemic proportions. Academia has taken this epidemic in hand by attempting to corral ‘approved’ books as artists’ books and proscribing those, which do no meet their criteria. The list of approved books would be the reverse of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, the Catholic Church’s list of proscribed books.
NOT AN ARTIST’ BOOK opens with the statement, ‘Ugg Boot Press guarantees this publication to be a genuine not-an-artist’s-book’ and on last page finishes with the statement, ‘Genuine not an artist’s book only when the original authentification …. (Beware of imitations)’. 9.0 x 18.0 cm. Edition unknown.

 Five books 1999-2000 from the ‘how not to use it’ series.

These books mimic the instructional textbook manuals with which we are all familiar – the “pretenda” diagramatic images and indecip herable text, guide us along a path of misunderstanding. c. 10 x 20.5 cm

THE BOOK OF HAND TOOLS…and how not to use them
Ugg Boot Press, 1999
Edition 6/100
Ref:
McLean, I 2000, Essay from Artist in Red=sidency Programme : Linda Banazis, Stephen Spurrier, Culity Gallery, The University of Western Australia.
Spurrier, S (ed) 1999, Wishing To Fly, Grahame Galleries + Editions, Brisbane

THE BOOK OF HOME MECHANICS…and how not to do it
Ugg Boot Press, 2000
Edition 43/90

THE BOOK OF FIRST AID…and how not to use it Volume two
Ugg Boot Press, 2000
Edition 5/50
Ref:
McLean, I 2000, Essay from Artist in Red=sidency Programme : Linda Banazis, Stephen Spurrier, Culity Gallery, The University of Western Australia.
Spurrier, S (ed) 1999, Wishing To Fly, Grahame Galleries + Editions, Brisbane

THE BOOK OF HOME SURGERY…and how not to do it
Ugg Boot Press, 2000
Edition 56/80

THE BOOK OF MUSIC…and how not to play it
Ugg Boot Press, 2000
Edition 10/50
Ref:
McLean, I 2000, Essay from Artist in Red=sidency Programme : Linda Banazis, Stephen Spurrier, Culity Gallery, The University of Western Australia.