Buzzwords: interviews with Buzz Spector
Buzz Spector is an academic artist whose media primarily engages with artists' bookmaking and the use of text within a wide range of physical applications.
Buzzwords: Interviews with Buzz Spector invites the reader into a conversation between Spector and artist and writer Sally Alatalo, who designed the book's cover. The selection of six interviews spanning nearly thirty years showcases Spector's ideas to do with art, books, libraries, and his own history of reading. He describes and elucidates his installations, book objects, and photographs within an intellectually rich context, provoking stimulating conversation and thought. Unorthodox writing exercises provide brief respites to the discussion within the book, while underscoring Spector's and Alatalo's attachments to the constant questioning of conventions within the fields of writing and publishing.
Spector has designed new page art especially for this publication, including a section that he has individually hand-torn for each book.
Published by Sara Ranchouse Publishing, 2012, softcover with debossed type on bookboard, 130 pages, 8 x 5 inches.