Petra Blaisse. Movements: introduction to a working process. Amsterdam: Architectura & Natura, 2000

“I hate artists’ books. I hate it, I hate it. I think “artists’ books,” then I think of a print run of one or two. My books are all industrially made. What you see is that the book is not simply a book; it’s also an object. That’s what makes it special. But an artist’s book I associate with handmade things, and my books are never handmade. I think a book has to be industrially made, because that’s the whole idea of a book: to spread information. That’s what interesting about it. And artists’ books—to me that’s not a book. That’s a piece of art..”

 

Michael Silverberg. “Interview with Irma Boom”. Print, July 22, 2011