To date, Barron has produced over fifty one-of-a-kind
books with her pictures and poetry.
All books have been bound by Master Bookbinder SABRINA O'MEARA
ANOTHER SONG - Monograph of thirty-nine original photo-graphic prints by Sysan Barron tipped into a handmade silk binding. Accompanying text by John Cage was sinpired by this sequence of pictures. Edition limited to fifty-three copies. Callaway Editions, 1981
BOOK OF SIXTYS [sic] - Pictures, binding calligraphy and gliding by Susan Barron. Edition limited to one, 1983.
BETWEEN THE LIONS - Chinese calligraphy and pictures by Susan Barron. Edition limited to one, 1986.
LABYRINTH OF TIME - Eleven-volume manuscript consisting of seventy-seven collages, photographs, drawings, musical compositions and other ink prints. Pictures, text calligraphy, and typogrpahy by Susan Barron. Hand bound 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, stone leaves. Drawings, Hebrew text & calligraphy by Susan Barron. Edition limited to one, 1994.
במ'קה מםט'ק (Jamaica Mistake) - Drawings, Hebrew text & calligraphy by Susan Barron. Bound book, stone leaves. 1st edition limited to one copy, 1994.
MIRROR - Poem, collage, drawings in the form of a scroll by Susan Barron. Transcribed into Braile by Betty Lukinsky. Manuscript, 1995.
לו (If) - Tripartite stone book. Drawing, Hebrew text & calligraphy 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. Girdle binding 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. All materials are British legal documents from 1812. Bound 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.
FALLAWAY - Images & Text 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.
JAMAICA MISTAKE - Collage · Drawings, poems, text and calligraphy by Susan Barron. 2nd edition. Forthcoming. Edition will be limited to seven copies.
SOMETHING FISHY - Drawings & text by Susan Barron. Binding by Sabrina O'Meara. Edition limited to one, 2022.
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 style of Medieval manuscript. Poem, lettering and illuminations by Susan Barron. Printing by The Stinehour Press. The Liman Press, 1999.
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, 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, entry & illustration. 2nd Edition, N.Y., Schirmer Books, 2000.
READING IN FOUR DIMENSIONS: The Poetics of the Contemporary Experimental Book, Doctoral Dissertation by Molly Schwartzburg, Standford University, Department of Comparative Literature, 2004. Susan Barron's book work, TWISTING SILENCE, is analyzed as Schwartzburg's Chapter IV. Each of her five chapters is devoted to one individual experimental book work by a different artist, including works by Tom Philips, 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.
A DICTIONARY OF THE AVANT-GARDES edited by Richard Kostelanetz, entry & illustration. 3rd Edition, London, Routledge, 2018.
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 Conference, Ruth and 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 with Libby Rosof, discussing Labyrinth of Time with images.
Contemporary Theatre Review, 1998, Vol 8, Part I, pp. 99-101. Labyrinth of Time is cited extensively in a review of Peggy Phelen's book "Mourning Sex: Performing Public Memories" by Kate Hammer.
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.
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.).
The Art of the Bookplate, Printworks, Chicago, 2000.
Cover Stories: The Art of the Book Jacket, Marc Pascale, 2011.
Newberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, The Next Word, Johanna Drucker, 1998.
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, Artists' Books, Deirdre Lawrence, 2000.
The New Britain Museum of American Art, Fragmentary–Fragmentations, Daniel DuBois, 1983.
LECTURES & PAPERS
University of Illinois School of Music, Urbana, 1993
University of Illinois College of Art and Desgin, 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, 1998
Center for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, 1998
Columbia College, Chicago, 2001 & 2003