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Artists who do books

Throughout the year KALEID editions works closely with librarians, book dealers and private collectors; to advocate public special collections and represent European based artists who do booksJoin our mailing list or to visit the studio by appointment please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 Our artists' books are all held in international public and private collections. We send orders by recorded delivery from our central London location and charge for the postage separately. 

Contemporary Photography // Paul Paper 

Edition of five hundred, 2013

A quick and painless anthology of contemporary photography, containing short texts that describe the motifs of present day art photography. 

£ 6.00

Pole Dancing: Degrees of Deviance in Urban Landscapes // Peter Rapp 

Edition of two hundred, 2014

A photobook of damaged sign posts; devices designed to impose order come to symbolise a degree of failure to impose that order.

Acquired by Chelsea College of Art Library and Winchester Library.  

£ 8.00

What to do : Wat te doen // Sebastiaan Fontein 

Edition of five hundred, 2012

"When I tell people that I am an artist with a part-time job, they often give me unsolicited advice on how to make money with art." 

Winner of Arts Libris' Sabadell Foundation Prize 2014 and the Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize 2013; acquired by MACBA, MoMA Library, Chelsea College of Arts Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.

£ 8.00

Strong Room // Roeloff Bakker & Jane Wildgoose

Edition of one hundred and fifty, 2014

Photographs tracing past human activity in a vacated municipal building and a short essay exploring the historical and academic importance of a paper-based archive.

Acquired by Chelsea College of Arts Library. 

£ 12.00 

Remedy // Victoria Lucas

Edition of one hundred, 2013

Seven empty billboards situated on either side of the European Route E94, as one travels between the Athen's International Airport and the city centre. Once clad in brash advertisements, these large sculptural objects denote the current economic austerity in Greece.

Acquired by the Tate Library, MACBA, MoMA Library and the V&A Museum, National Art Library.

£ 12.00 

Becoming Invisible // Ian Whittlesea

Edition of one thousand, 2014

A guide and visual primer that draws on the literature of Rosicrucianism, theosophy and esoteric yoga. It describes how, through visualisations and breathing exercises, the reader will be able to split light and then recomine the spectrum of colours to form a glowing white cloud that envelopes its creator. Thus, potentially anyone can achieve the goal of becoming invisible. 

Acquired by Chelsea College of Arts Library.

£ 15.00 

Metiér, Small Businesses in London // Laura Braun

Edition of five hundred, 2013

In a time when the high streets are taking on a corporate character, this book documents independent, specialist businesses in the capital and people whose lives have been shaped by their long-term involvement with their line of work.

£ 18.00 

Page Count // Amanda Andersen

Edition of one hundred, 2011

A reflection on book collection, ownership and reproduction, referencing both Sol Lewitt’s “Autobiography” and Jonathan Monk’s “Cover Version”. The documentation of all the books Andersen owns is arranged in order of page counts. This includes the conversation between Jonathan Monk and Seth Siegelaub “On Book Making & Book Collecting”.

Acquired by MoMA Library, Brooklyn Museum and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  

£ 17.00

Touch // Peter Dekens

Edition of five hundred published by The Eriskay Connection, 2012

Stijn, a young man of 23 years old, was born blind and lives in a modest apartment somewhere in the city. This is the only place in the world where he can move so freely. Deken's photobook portrays an intimate and committed relationship of trust between the photographer and the photographed. 

Nominated for Dutch Doc Award 2013 & fotobook festival Kassel 2013 for 'best book of the year'. Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, MACBA Library, Chelsea College of Arts Library, MoMA Library, Brooklyn Museum, Boston Athenaeum and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  

£ 18.00

DeRec // Kathleen Skiverton

Edition of five hundred, 2014

Five sequential postcards depict the unfolding and evolving form of a rectangle, housed within a hand-bound folio.

£ 20.00

Dark Matter // Victoria Browne

Edition of five hundred, 2008

A two-dimensional sheet of paper, cut, scored and folded into a three dimensional extended axonometric square; referencing Edwin Abbott's 'Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions' 1884, a combination a sociopolitical commentary of Victorian values and an epistemological definition of perception.

Acquired by the Tate Library and the V&A Museum, National Art Library, MoMA Library, MACBA, Boston Athenaeum, Chelsea College of Arts Library, Skillman Library, and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.

£ 20.00

olololo // Tamarin Norwood

Edition of one hundred and fifty, 2012

olololo is an action book commissioned by Modern Art Oxford and supported by Arts Council England. Each lasercut slotted page folds and rotates through the static tip of a pencil. As the pages are drawn away, they accumulate into a ‘handwritten’ circular sculpture.

Acquired by the Tate Library, Chelsea College of Arts Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  

£ 20.00

Trampolines and Bouncy Castles // Highchair Editions

Two photobooks and two posters, edition of fifty, 2013

Photographs of trampolines and bouncy castles appropriated from websites such as Ebay and Gumtree pay homage to Bernd and Hiller Becher's typographic work of industrial facades and gas tanks.

Acquired by MoMA and MACBA Library.

£ 20.00 

Bis morgen im Nassen // Lotte Reimann

Edition of six hundred, 2014

'Til tomorrrow in the Wet' is about Chrisian, a passionate wet-look-fan. The photobook presents a selection from his personal archive of clothed swimmers compiled over fifteen years (1990-2005) accompanied by the artist's diary reportage.

£ 24.00

Bouvetøya: A Cultural History of an Isolated Landmass // Freddy Dewe Mathews

Edition of one thousand, 2013

The first published historical account of Bouvetøya, the most remote island in the world. Designed as a field manual featuring excerpts from dubious historical expeditions as well as fictitious events, the publication focuses on the island's emotional resonance, a place that despite being real exists more as fantasy. Supported by Arts Council England.

Acquired by MoMA Library, Brooklyn Museum, Skillman Library, Chelsea College of Arts Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.

£ 20.00

Topless Celebrities // Peter Rapp

Edition of fifty, 2012

An interrogation of the banality of the celebrity industry and its displacement of art, culture and politics. Recommended by Ditto Press in Time Out London at The London Art Book Fair.

Acquired by MoMA Library, MACBA, Brooklyn Museum, Chelsea College of Arts Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.
  

£ 20.00

Letters from Utopia // Daan Paans

Edition of seven hundred and fifty published by The Eriskay Connection, 2013

A photographic study of groups who wish to extend their human life span or even aim to become immortal. Stories range from an occult belief of the past to a scientific outlook to the future.  

£ 20.00

Alpha, gala, omega, agelada // Chris Meighan

Edition of one hundred, 2013

The outcome of more than two years of research, during which the artist attempted to make cows from milk. This was eventually achieved; it proved possible to convert (absurdly large quantities of) milk into tiny cows. However, the result generated more questions than answers: how was this very subjective process to be presented and made relevant to others? What does it mean to make and to discover new things?

Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, MoMA Library, Chelsea College of Arts Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.

£ 25.00

Hypnero // Laura Santamaria

Edition of two hundred and fifty, 2013 and published by Artphilein

Research on pigments which began in 2004 at the Sala dell'Annuziate, Imola. The artist's book stems from a dialogue with Artphilein publishers, through an unknown linguistic and expressive territory. 
 

£ 30.00

Defective Carrots // Tim Smyth

Edition of five hundred, 2013

A typology of carrots that have been deemed unfit for consumers' eyes. Thousands of 'optically deficient' carrots are singled out each day and removed from the conveyor belt by Focus® sorting technology.

£ 30.00

Black Light // Jane Grisewood

Edition of thirty, 2012

Observations of the annual solar eclipse at the solar telescope of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, whilst artist-in-residence at Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA.

Acquired by MoMA Library, MACBA Library, Chelsea College of Arts Library and the Skillman Library. 

£ 40.00

Black on Black // Jane Grisewood

Edition of thirty, 2014

Black as the printed word, as lists of black pigments and inks, paintings and drawings.

Acquired by Chelsea College of Arts Library.
 

£ 40.00

32xF // Nicole Polonsky

Edition of fifty, 2014

A flip book depicting the Benish Movement Notation of 32 fouettés en tournant as they appear in the coda of Swan Lake's Act III pas de deux.

Acquired by Chelsea College of Arts Library

£ 50.00

Jura Eastwards / Westwards // David Faithfull

Edition of two hundred and fifty, 2010

A collaboration between artist and TS Elliot poetry prize winner John Burnside, at the Malt Whisky Writers’ Retreat Residency on the Isle of Jura, Scotland. 

£ 75.00

Doves and Firebrands // Sue Doggett

Edition of five, 2013

Sue Doggett presents Giovanni Boccaccio’s 1361 biography of famous women as a condensed sequence of characteristics, not only to highlight the scope of women's achievements, but also to emphasise their gender.

Acquired by Brooklyn Museum.

£ 75.00

Faces Places Spaces // Wim Starkenburg

Edition of -, 2013

Published by Print About Me, the book of eleven drawings displays the 'face' of architecture according to the expressions of human emotion. Starkenburg is a designer of architectural spaces and was the assistant of Sol LeWitt for more than thirty years. 

£ 45.00

Reflection on Digestion // Amanda Couch

Edition of thirty, 2013

scaled-down handwritten leporello in miniature. The reader requires a magnifying glass to hover between word and image.

£ 95.00

Light Water Glass // Meghana Bisineer

Edition of ten, 2011

Transparent layers of film-stills overlap the cityscape of London, conceived whilst 'artist in residence' at The Southbank Centre's Saison Poetry Library.

Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, shortlists for the East West Arts Award 2014 and acquired by the Skillman Library.

£ 120.00

Luna Leporello // Nathalie Brans

Edition of ten, 2012

An intricately lasercut book conceived for an exhibition at Museum Elburg, in response to the Lunarium, an instrument showing the moon orbiting the earth. 

Acquired by MoMA Library, Skillman Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  

£ 125.00

High Light Bell // Katherine Jones

Edition of fifteen, 2010

A pop up archetypal house that expands as the covers open, to reveal delicately  etched skeletal branches which envelop the lantern-like structure.

Selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012. Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2010. Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library and the Skillman Library.

£ 200.00

N.8 - FERRARI 250 GTO // Kristien Daem

Special edition of twelve, 2013

A miniature model kit (FDS automodelli) of the most legendary car in the world, Ferrari 250 GTO. The model is deconstructed into eleven components and presented as abstract objects. Kristien Daem appropriates objects and imagery from our pre-digital culture, placing them in front of the camera and uses analogue techniques to obtain images that assert themselves as disparate signs of a world.

£ 190.00

A Formal Film in Nine Episodes, Prologue and Epilogue
A Critical Reader // Mario Pfeifer

Special edition of one hundred, 2013

Researched and solely produced in Mumbai, India this publication relies on local material and printing techniques to represent local craftsmanship, design, typography and textual production. The dust-jacket is hand-painted by Bollywood painter Suresh Sandal.

Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, Skillman Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.
 

£ 200.00

Home // Jonathan Ward

Edition of one hundred, 2011

A boxed set of fifty die-cut, home-based, visual narratives by fifty UK based illustrators curated by Jonathan Ward. 

Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2012, acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, Skillman Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  

£ 200.00

Your photographs could be used by drug dealers // Monica Alcazar-Duarte

Edition of one hundred and fifty, 2013

A photobook documenting the lives of two neighbouring towns in Mexico, testing the charged image of a country as presented by the media and popular culture.  The unusual four page binding alters the linear format of the bookwork. 

£ 220.00

Repair Manuals for a Femme Fatale // Rose Smith

Edition of fifty, 2012

1970s repair manuals meet 1940s Femme Fatales, compiled as an informative box set that may help women to escape their cinematic fate in the hands of a film noir. Published by Women’s Studio Workshop, New York.

Acquired by Yale Library. 

£ 300.00

Montefiore Conca // Victoria Browne

Edition of twenty-five, 2011

A leporello binding of polymergravure prints circumnavigating Montefiore Conca's 14th Century Medieval Fortress. 

Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2011 and acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library. Selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011.

£ 360.00

Stringskip der CERN // Victoria Browne

Edition of twenty-five, 2012

A double-sided engraving references 19th Century military mapping techniques and plays on locating the ever-elusive Higgs boson; to parody first beam events at CERN's large hadron collider. 

Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2012 and acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library and the Skillman Library. 

£ 360.00

Amnesiac Patina // Liane Lang

Edition of twenty-five, 2014

Lang examines Communist monuments and acts of political iconoclasm. The sculptural photobook incorporates patinated bronze resin casting and photographs of the artist's interventions of life-like body casts with political public sculptures relocated to Budapest's Memento Sculpture Park. Commissioned by KALEID editions and supported by Arts Council England. Read more 

Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2014 and acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library. 

£ 360.00
 

Bubble High // Katherine Jones

Edition of fifteen, 2011

A collaboration with British Poet Retta Bowen. The poem concerns the fluctuations of weather, as small areas of high pressure and unstable air associated with impending thunderstorms. The kinetic book suspends as a mobile with a magnetic closure, hand-bound with intaglio end papers, screen-printed koso pages and blind de-bossed cover.

Selected for the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition, 2012. Acquired by the Skillman Library, Boston Athenaeum and Wellesley Library. 

£ 450.00

Unsent Letters // Danielle Creenaune

Edition of five, 2012

An ongoing series of visual letters reflecting journeys through distinct Spanish and Australian landscapes, available as a hand bound boxed set.

Manly Artists' Book Award 2013, Manly Library Sydney. 
Intaglio Printmaker Prize, KALEID 2012 London.

£ 475.00

War / Raw // Marcelle Hanselaar

Unique, 2013

Two unique books each bound with four hand coloured, re-worked etchings and aquatints corralled from Marcelle Hanselaar's solo exhibition 'Walking the line'. "I grew up with engraved books as my father was an antiquarian bookseller. Somehow I am keeping the lines open making picture books recounting strange and wonderful tales from dark continents which mirror our own secret and hidden selves."

£ 500.00 each

Pillow Book for Endless Nights // Marcelle Hanselaar

Edition of seven, 2011

A personal homage to Shunga, the Japanese art of eroticism. Hand bound as a collection of seven etchings with accompanying poetry and colophon.

Selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012. Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2011 and acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library.

£ 575.00

How to say 'I love you' in Greenlandic; An Arctic Alphabet // Nancy Campbell

Edition of fifty, 2011

In 2010 UNESCO declared the Greenlandic language in danger of extinction. This abecedarium for an oral culture, realised as a series of stone lithographs, examines the connections between orthography and colonisation, and typography and topography.

Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2013 and acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library.

£ 450.00

Arana // Sofia Drescher

Edition of one hundred, 2013

A morality tale adapted from 'The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings', written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The narrative follows a girl who disobeys her parents and as punishment, is transformed into a spider. 

Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, MACBA, MoMA Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  
 

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Getting Lost // Imi Maufe

Edition of twenty two, 2004

'A short, made long, by getting lost' journey by bicycle from Chichester to South Ambersham, in Sussex. Imi Maufe's bookmaking is influenced by journeys on foot, sail, ski and bicycle.

Acquired by the Tate Library.


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The Fabric of Matter . The Matter of Fabric // Ariane Pauls

Edition of one hundred, 2012-13

Ariane Pauls challenges archival storage systems, infrastructures and collated information with her photographs and texts. Her observations on archives in the form of photographs, photograms, and texts as booklets, fold out posters and gatefolds, are all held together by elastics surrounding the spine. The complete piece comprises of ten inserts, with each new insert available every quarter, to be completed by December 2013.

Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, MACBA Library, Chelsea College of Arts Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection. 

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To the extend of / \ | & - // Sigrid Calon

Edition of four hundred and fifty, 2013

An exploration into grids; one hundred and twenty compositions of embroidery stitches, printed on a Risograph in eight different colour combinations.

Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, MoMA Library, Skillman Library, Pompidou Kandinksy Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.

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A Field (of interconnected realities) // Paula Rousch & Maria Lusitano

Edition of ten, 2012

A contemporary interpretation of Valentine Penrose's 'Dons des Féminines' (1951), an early precedent of the ‘écriture feminine’ or language of female desire and transgression. This study of the collage book combines historical fact with speculative fiction, presented as a newsprint boxed set and Video DVD.

Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, MACBA Library and MoMA Library.

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