artist books

15 ARTISTS BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE HERE AS FREE DOWNLOADS:
8 from Paul Dodd’s “Brief History of the World”
5 of Anne Havens artists’ books
2 of Peter Monacelli’s artists’ books

Brief History of the World by Paul Dodd

I am not the best reader but I am pretty good with picture books, art books and the like. “Brief History of the World” is a set of 21 spiral bound notebooks compiled over a twenty year period, roughly 2000 – 2022. Appropriation, cut and paste, juxtaposition and free association are the tools I use in creating this series.

Seven books from this series are available here as free eBook downloads. The files should open in the book app on your desktop, tablet or mobile device.

NOTE: Although my eBooks can be viewed in single page mode they were designed to be viewed in the horizontal, two-page view. There is a dialog between the facing pages. Here are three sample spreads:

Sample spread from Paul Dodd notebook series, Brief History of the World.
Sample spread from Paul Dodd notebook series, Brief History of the World.
Sample spread from Paul Dodd notebook series, Brief History of the World.
Sample spread from Paul Dodd notebook series, Brief History of the World.
Sample spread from Paul Dodd notebook series, Brief History of the World.
Sample spread from Paul Dodd notebook series, Brief History of the World.
20 volumes of "Brief History of the World" on shelf by Paul Dodd
20 volumes of “Brief History of the World” on shelf by Paul Dodd

DOWNLOAD “BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORLD” VOLUMES
Free ePub versions of these books can downloaded below.

Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol I"
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol I”

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Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol II"
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol II”

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Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol V"
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol V”

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Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol X"
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol X”

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Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol XVI"
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol XVI”

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Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol XIX"
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol XIX”

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Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol XX"
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol XX”

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Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol XXI"
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol XXI”

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Books By Anne Havens

Anne Havens' books on table in Colleen Buzzard's Studio
Anne Havens’ books on table in Colleen Buzzard’s Studio

Anne Havens’ describes her art-making as ” . . . a way of dealing with life. It lets me act out, exorcise, focus, resist disintegration, and, most of all, be surprised. ” Anne’s website is an ideal place to start if are not familiar with her work. And then as souvenirs to savor I would encourage you to download her books.

A version of Anne Havens’ book. “Pink,” was originally published by the Refrigerator and is still available on the way back machine.

Cover of Anne Havens "Circus"
Cover of Anne Havens “Circus”

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Cover of Anne Havens "6x6"
Cover of Anne Havens “6×6”

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Cover of Anne Havens "Desultory"
Cover of Anne Havens “Desultory”

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Cover of Anne Havens "Piecework"
Cover of Anne Havens “Piecework”

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Cover of Anne Havens "Portraits"
Cover of Anne Havens “Portraits”

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Sample pages from Anne Havens books are shown below.

Sample page of Anne Havens "Circus"
Sample page of Anne Havens “Circus”
Sample page of Anne Havens "6x6"
Sample page of Anne Havens “6×6”
Sample page of Anne Havens "Desultory"
Sample page of Anne Havens “Desultory”
Sample page of Anne Havens "Piecework"
Sample page of Anne Havens “Piecework”
Sample page of Anne Havens "Portraits"
Sample page of Anne Havens “Portraits”

Books by Peter Monacelli

Front cover to Peter Monacelli "Origins"
Front cover to Peter Monacelli “Origins”

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Front cover to Peter Monacelli "Quatrains"
Front cover to Peter Monacelli “Quatrains”

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“Origins” (source, inception and root)
With verse, casin paint and ballpoint pen, Peter Monacelli shares 94 opportunities for contemplation.
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Page 25 from Peter Monacelli's eBook "Origins"
Page 25 from Peter Monacelli’s eBook “Origins”
Page 84 from Peter Monacelli's eBook "Origins"
Page 84 from Peter Monacelli’s eBook “Origins”
Page 68 from Peter Monacelli's eBook "Origins"
Page 68 from Peter Monacelli’s eBook “Origins”

“Quatrains” (a stanza with four lines.) As an artist and musician, Peter Monacelli is partial to 4/4. Here he constructs 188 stanzas and accompanies each with an equally beautiful artwork.
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Page 150 from Peter Monacelli "Quatrains"
Page 150 from Peter Monacelli “Quatrains”
Page 63 from Peter Monacelli "Quatrains"
Page 63 from Peter Monacelli “Quatrains”

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