The Word is Art
A global overview of how contemporary artists incorporate text and the written word into work that speaks to some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
Digital communication has seen the word as text permeate life in ways that the poets and artists of yesterday could never have imagined. Presenting a history of word- and book-based art, and examining major areas where the word has dominated artistic practice, this book takes us on a fascinating and richly illustrated global tour of diverse contemporary art forms.
Michael Petry is an artist, author and Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), London. Petry's recent solo shows were at the Holburne Museum, Bath and Pallant House, Chichester. His latest book is The WORD is Art: text and the written word in contemporary art. 'Author Portrait by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders'