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BOOKS (Selected)

To date, Barron has produced over fifty one-of-a-kind
books with her pictures and poetry.

All books have been bound by SABRINA O’MEARA
ANOTHER Song - Monograph of thirty-nine original photographic prints by Susan Barron tipped into a handmade silk binding. Accompanying text by John Cage was inspired by this sequence of pictures. Edition limited to fifty-three copies. Callaway Editions, 1981

BOOK OF SIXTYS [sic] - Pictures, binding calligraphy and gilding by Susan Barron. Edition limited to one, 1983.

BETWEEN THE LIONS - Chinese calligraphy and drawing by Susan Barron. Edition limited to one, 1986.

LABYRINTH OF TIME - Eleven-volume manuscript with a total of seventy-seven collages, photographs, drawings, musical compositions and other ink prints. Pictures, text calligraphy, and typogrpahy by Susan Barron. Full leather hand bindings by Sabrina O’Meara. Edition limited to one, 1987.

TWISTING SILENCE - Collage, text and binding by Susan Barron. Unrestricted commision by The Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive. Edition limited to one, 1991.

NO ONE GOES CRAZY ALONE - Text scroll manuscript. Edition limited to one, 1991.

יד ב יד (Hand in Hand) - Bound book with stone leaves. Drawings, Hebrew text, calligraphy & binding by Susan Barron. Edition limited to one, 1994.

במ'קה  מםט'ק (Jamaica Mistake) - Bound book with stone leaves. Drawings, Hebrew text, calligraphy & binding by Susan Barron. 1st edition limited to one copy, 1994.

JAMAICA MISTAKE: A Tragedy in Seven Days - Short story in English, 1997.

JAMAICA MISTAKE: A Tragedy in Seven Days - Adaptation of short story for the operatic stage, 2021.

JAMAICA MISTAKE: A Tragedy in Seven Days - Collage · Drawings, poems, text & calligraphy by Susan Barron. 2nd (forthcoming) edition, limited to seven copies, one for each day of the week.

MIRROR - Poem, collage, drawings in the form of a scroll by Susan Barron. Transcribed into Braile by Betty Lukinsky. Manuscript, 1995.

לו (If) - Tripartite bound book with stone leaves. Drawing, Hebrew text, calligraphy & binding by Susan Barron. Edition limited to one, 1996.

SENZA ANCORA - Collage · Drawings by Susan Barron with vellum binding by Sabrina O’Meara. Edition limited to one, 1999.

EXPE - Collage · Drawings by Susan Barron with vellum binding by Sabrina O’Meara. Edition limited to one, 2004.

CASTING MEMORY - Text, photographs, collages and calligraphy by Susan Barron. Hemispherical covers are cut out of the artist’s own femur. 265 page bound book in girdle chemeise by Sabrina O’Meara, 2005.

OPEN BOOK - Collage · Drawings & calligraphy by Susan Barron with vellum binding by Sabrina O’Meara. Edition limited to one, 2007.

THE WRITING ON THE WALL - Drawings & Texts by Susan Barron. Binding by Sabrina O’Meara. Edition limited to one, 2010.

RESORTING TO FLIGHT - Drawing & Poems by Susan Barron. Vellum binding by Sabrina O’Meara. Edition limited to one, 2011.

STILL - Collage · Drawing & Text by Susan Barron. Bound in British document from 1812 by Sabrina O’Meara. Edition limited to one, 2012.

BLACK WORDS · BACKWARDS - Images & Poem by Susan Barron. Binding by Sabrina O’Meara. Edition limited to one, 2016.

MY MOTHER’S BONES - Poem & Drawing from Roentgenograms of Sarah Reisner Lindenmeyer by Susan Barron. Binding by Sabrina O’Meara. Edition limited to one, 2016.

BLOOD ON MY HANDS - Collage · Drawings, photographs, giclee prints & calligraphy by Susan Barron. Binding by Sabrina O’Meara. Edition limited to one, 2016.

FALLAWAY - Images & Text by Susan Barron. Binding by Sabrina O’Meara. Edition limited to one, 2020.

UNSEEN - Drawing with poem by Susan Barron. Binding by Sabrina O’Meara. Edition limited to one, 2020.


POSTERS & BROADSIDES
ANOTHER SONG - Limited-edition photograph, mounted on hand-silkscreened, hand-lettered sheet. Callaway Editions, 1981

DELIVRE II - Limited-edition off-set lithogrpah of a collage · drawing; (originally commissioned by The Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive, Miami Beach). Printed by The Stinehour Press. The Liman Press, 1987.

BOOKMAN’S BESTIARY - abcdarium in the style of Medieval manuscript. Poem, lettering and illuminations by Susan Barron. Printing by The Stinehour Press. The Liman Press, 1999.


OTHER (Selected)
THE WORLD ON MY DOORSTEP: Paul Strand. 1950-1976, N.Y., Aperture, 1994.

THE HISTORY OF WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS, Naomi Rosenblum. N.Y., Abbeville Press, 1994.

A DICTIONARY OF THE AVANT-GARDES, edited by Richard Kostelanetz. 1st edition entry. N.Y., a capella books, 1996.

DIE WIENER GALLERIE: DIE BRÜCKE, Anna Auer. Passau, Dietmar Klinger Verlag, 1999.

A DICTIONARY OF THE AVANT-GARDES edited by Richard Kostelanetz. 2nd edition entry & illustration. N.Y., Schirmer Books, 2000.

READING IN FOUR DIMENSIONS: The Poetics of the Contemporary Experimental Book. Doctoral Dissertation by Molly Schwartzburg, Stanford University, Department of Comparative Literature, 2004. Chapter IV, analysis of Susan Barron’s book work, TWISTING SILENCE. Each of Schwartzburg's five chapters is devoted to one individual experimental book work by a different artist, including works by Tom Phillips, Ian Hamilton Finley, Susan Barron, Roni Horn & Ann Hamilton

THERE ARE NO WORDS, Monograph of photographs by Clare Brett Smith. Susan Barron, editor, designer, and essayist. N.Y., The Bengal Press, 2016.


PERIODICALS (Selected)
Camera, March, 1973, Lucerne. Portfolio with editorial essay.

Creative Camera, November, 1974, London. Portfolio with editorial essay.

American Photographer, February, 1980, ‘New Faces’.

Printletter, No. 25, 1980.

Aperture, No. 91, May, 1983, New York. Portfolio with essay by Carter Ratcliff.

French American Review, Vol. 64, No. 1, Spring 1993. ‘Transforming the Ordinary’ by Naomi Rosenblum.

The Beauty in Breathing, 1992, American Lung Association & American Thoracic Society International Exhibition Catalogue. Works from the Ruth ☩ & Marvin Sackner Archive.

Art Journal, Winter 1993. ANOTHER SONG is featured as John Cage’s favorite collaboration, in an issue devoted to ‘Interactions Between Artists & Writers in the 20th Century’.

Grapheion, Prague, Fall - Winter 1997. Article and pictures from the London exhibition of Labyrinth of Time.

Penn Current, University of Pennsylvania, 11 February 1997, ‘Kidnapped by Books’, Interview, featuring pictures, by Libby Rosof about LABYRINTH OF TIME.

Contemporary Theatre Review, 1998, Vol 8, Part I. LABYRINTH OF TIME is cited extensively in Kate Hammer’s review of Peggy Phelen’s book MOURNING SEX: PERFORMING PUBLIC MEMORIES.

River Styx, No. 56, February 2000. ‘The Visible Word’.

Parnassus, Vol. 25, Nos. 1 & 2, 2001. 25th Anniversary Issue.

Art on Paper, September - October 2002. Reproductions and article.

Art on Paper, March - April 2004. Reproduction and article.


CATALOGUES
Fragment-ary Fragment-ation, Daniel DuBois, The New Britain Museum of American Art, 1983.

The Jewish Museum of Art, New York, 1992.

Elizabeth Phillips Rare Books, New York, (n.d.).

Joshua Heller Rare Books, Washington D.C., (n.d.).

Artists Abroad, Miri Taragon, Arad Museum of Art, 1994.

The Art of the Bookplate, Printworks, Chicago, 2000.

Cover Stories: The Art of the Book Jacket, Marc Pascale, Printworks, Chicago, 2011.

The Next Word, Johanna Drucker, Newberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, 1998.

Artists’ Books, Deirdre Lawrence, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, 2000.


LECTURES & PAPERS
University of Illinois School of Music, Urbana, 1993

University of Illinois, Krannert Museum of Art, Urbana, 1993

Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1993

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, 1995

Newberry Library of Chicago, 1995

Meriden-Stinehour Press, Lunenberg, Vermont, 1996

Webster College, St. Louis, Missouri, 1997

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1997 & 1999

Victoria & Albert Museum, London (two presentations), 1997

Pratt Institute of Art, Brooklyn, 1998

International Writers Center, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, 1998

Center for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, 1998

Columbia College, Department of Art, Chicago, 2001 & 2003