Thursday, January 8, 2009

65) Mail-Art and Publishing Books


After decades of doing Mail-Art I too started to publish books with the result of what I have written over the years and found out. I notice that the mail-artists tend not to buy these books. Is there a reason for this? Don't they want to pay money for books on the subject? Should mail-Art and money not be mixed?

5 comments:

Wilma Duguay said...

Mail-Art and money go hand-in-hand as far as I am concerned!!! I am gradually building a library and I'm finding it hard to buy some of the recommended rare books which are in the hands of collectors or are in museums and financially out of reach for me.

So far, I have bought two of Ruud's books, 25 Years in Mailart and Mail-Art Statements Collection; How to Draw a Bunny (a video) by Ray Johnson and have ordered and am awaiting delivery of Networked Art by Craig J. Saper. Mail-Art is more than just a hobby for me...it is a way of life! Since I've retired, I know that I will be producing and mailing Mail-Art each day. It is vital that I know the background of what I produce and mail daily; otherwise what is the point. That is why I am anxious to be educated in this major area of my life.

Wilma Duguay said...

Today, I received Networked Art by Craig Saper.

Wilma Duguay said...

Hi Ruud,
I'm anxiously awaiting your 2 new books on the market.

-Wilma

Ruud Janssen said...

thanks for your support Wilma!

wastedpapiers said...

I have too many books on mail art. Most are going over the same ground as before. Looking forward to the one about W. Reginald Bray.

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