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Artist's book - Footnotes : collage journal 30 years
  • Footnotes : collage journal 30 years
    Knowles, Alison, born 1933
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Footnotes : collage journal 30 years

  • Object:

    Artist's book

  • Place of origin:

    New York (published)

  • Date:

    2000 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Knowles, Alison, born 1933 (artist)
    Rothenberg, Jerome, born 1931 (poet)
    Granary Books (publisher)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

This book is a collection of images of pages from the artist's journals. The pages contain a mixture of writings, cut-outs, rubbings, sketches and found objects, such as dried lilies and wine labels. On some of the opposing pages are pieces of poetical text, seemingly unrelated, but which add another dimension to the reading of the book.

The work is a travelogue of sorts; an 'accounting of where her feet (and hands and mind) have taken her' (Jerome Rothenberg, from the preface of the book).

Knowles has mined her original travel books and pasted them on to fresh sheets, further supplementing them with new material collected more recently on a European trip, annotated with explanatory footnotes.

The book accompanied an exhibition by the artist at the Emily Harvey Gallery in October 2000.

Physical description

Issued in both hardback and paperback by the same publisher in the same year and with the same ISBN; hardback has original collage in pocket. Library has paperback edition, lacking original collage.

241 pages

Place of Origin

New York (published)


2000 (published)


Knowles, Alison, born 1933 (artist)
Rothenberg, Jerome, born 1931 (poet)
Granary Books (publisher)


Height: 26 cm

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Artist's book, 'Footnotes : collage journal 30 years', by Alison Knowles, with a pre-face by Jerome Rothenberg, Granary Books, New York, 2000


Artists' Books; National Art Library


National Art Library

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