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:
DOWNLOAD “BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORLD” VOLUMES
Free ePub versions of these books can downloaded below.
Books By Anne Havens
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.
Sample pages from Anne Havens books are shown below.
Books by Peter Monacelli
“Origins” (source, inception and root)
With verse, casin paint and ballpoint pen, Peter Monacelli shares 94 opportunities for contemplation.
“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.