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Virtual Art Book Fair

Rafaël Rozendaal Exhibition

Richard Prince. Cowboy

Robert M. Rubin

Art, photo and architecture books

No book in this selection caused such divergence of opinion within the jury as this 484-page investigation of the archetypical American cowboy in film and (advertising) media through the rephotography and collage art of Richard Prince. ‘A showy book’ was one jury member’s verdict; a ‘great adventure book’ according to another. The fact that Prince started out in the cutting-room at media conglomerate Time Inc. clearly influenced both his artistic work and this book. Collage, design imitating the lay-out of magazines, the visual language of (Marlboro) advertisements. At the back of the book there is a section on glossy paper containing Prince’s own ‘Cowboy works’. Once again we have a cover without typography on front or back. Instead, the title is placed running around the spine and the three trimmed sides of the book block, blocked out of the image which is also ‘pulled’ around the sides. Unnecessary, some jury members thought; a sound decision in the opinion of others. Finally, the fans won the day.

Publisher: Fulton Ryder, New York & Prestel Publishing, New York (USA)
Concept and design: COMA Amsterdam | New York (Cornelia Blatter, Marcel Hermans)

Category: Art, photo and architecture books
Artist: Richard Prince
Language: English
Photographer: Richard Prince
Image editor: Robert M. Rubin
Editor-in-chief: Jana Martin
Lay-out: COMA Amsterdam | New York
Paper advice: De Monsterkamer
Producer: ORO Graphic Project Management, Koekange
Lithographer: Echelon Color, Los Angeles (USA)
Printer: Kösel GmbH & Co. KG, Altusried-Krugzell (DE)
Binder: Kösel GmbH & Co. KG, Altusried-Krugzell (DE)
Font: New Fournier BP (Swiss Typefaces), Gill Sans (Monotype)
Size in mm: 230 x 305 x 28
Number of pages: 484
Print run: 5,000
Price: € 69
ISBN: 978 3 7913 5968 7
Paper for interior: 115gsm Garda Gloss (Lecta), 80 and 100gsm Munken Polar Rough (Arctic Paper)
Cover: 300gsm Munken Polar Rough (Arctic Paper)
Binding style: Sewn softcover
Special features: Printing on the edges: the cover design is three-dimensional thanks to the flawlessly overflowing printing of the edges of the book block from the front and the back of the cover. The title is printed around the edges by Kösel GmbH & Co. KG, Altusried-Krugzell (DE).