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Selected Bibliography about the Artist

Allen, Brian T. “The Rarefied, Cryptic, and Fascinating Medium of Artist’s Books.” The National Review, April 6, 2019.

Allis, Sam. “Fusing words and art, she creates books of boundless imagination.” The Boston Globe, October 21, 2003.

“Angela Lorenz.” Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Oxford University Press, 2014.

“Angela Lorenz: The Artist’s Book as Volume of Knowledge.” Curriculum Packet, Addison Gallery of American Art (Fall 2007): 4.

Angelos, Julie. “A Curious Artist.” talk aBOut 9 (March 2000): 6-7.

Antonetti, Martin. “Et in Arcadia Ego: A Fine Printing Pastorale in Northern Italy.” Bookways 8 (July 1993): 23-24.

Appel, Allan. “Art Turns ​‘Bikini Dancing Girls’ Into Athletic Stars.” New Haven Independent, June 16, 2015.

Baker, Madeline. “Discovering the Victorious Secret: Angela Lorenz and the Athleticism of Ancient Roman Women.” IRIS Magazine, September 20, 2016.

Balzarotti, Stefania. “I Libri Insospettati di Angela Lorenz.” Domina 45 (Aug-Sept 1992): 104.

Barilli, Renato. “Il Mondo ‘sub specie’ libri.” In Bound to Make Books: An Exhibition of Limited Edition Books by Angela Lorenz. Cambridge, MA: Houghton Library, 1994.

Bettley, James. The Art of the Book. London: V&A Publications, 2001.

“Book Artist on Visit From Bologna.” Beacon Hill Times, November 3, 1998.

Brévart-Demm, Carol. “Is It a Book? Is It an Artwork? Yes! It's Book Art.” Swarthmore College Bulletin (July 2013).

Blumenthal, Barbara B. Cabinet of Culinary Curiosities: Books and Manuscripts from the Mortimer Rare Book Room. Northampton, MA: Smith College, 2010.

Bury, Stephen. The Body & the Book: Looking at the Artist’s Book and the Body. London: Flaxman Press, 1996.

-----. “Street Credibility.” In Creating with Abandon: Process in the Artist's Books of Angela Lorenz. Bologna, Italy: Stamperia Valdonega, 2006.

Campagnano, Lidia. “Castello di Carta.” Il Manifesto, May 3, 1991.

Ceruti, Veronica. I Ghiaccioli – Arte Concettuale Gastronomica. Bologna: Zone C/O Graffio, 2001.

Chong, Laurie Whitehill. “Cabinets of Curiosties.” In Creating with Abandon: Process in the Artist's Books of Angela Lorenz. Bologna, Italy: Stamperia Valdonega, 2006.

Corgnatti, Marina. “La Parola Scritta.” Corriere del Ticino, May 3, 1991.

Courtney, Cathy. “Artists Books: Lay Text, Atlas 4 etc.” Art Monthly 174 (March 1994): 31.

-----. “Celebrating Tony Zwicker.” Art Monthly 238 (Jul-Aug 2000): 51-52.

Cullen, Rosemary L. “Angela Lorenz at the John Hay Library.” In Creating with Abandon: Process in the Artist's Books of Angela Lorenz. Bologna, Italy: Stamperia Valdonega, 2006.

Cullum, Jerry. “ACA, Agnes Scott exhibits show scope of Artists’ books,” The Journal-Constitution, 1994

Deho, Valerio. “Spray Italy: Bologna.” Juliet 63 (June 1993): 63.

Donahue, Anne Marie. “Books Unbound.” The Boston Phoenix Literary Section, January 10, 1994.

Earnest, Dagney C. “Lorenz at Left Bank Books.” The Republican Journal, November 19, 2012.

Editorial Board. “Angela Lorenz spreads to McCabe with book art.” The Phoenix, September 10, 2015.

Ehlenfeldt, Cara. “The Memory Palaces of Angela Lorenz.” The Phoenix, September 15, 2015.

Faxon, Susan C., Berman, Avis, and Reynolds, Jock. The Addison Gallery of American Art – 65 Years. Andover, MA: Addison Gallery of American Art, 1996.

Figliomeni, Emilia. “Seeding and Weeding: The Literary Architecture of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.” YouTube, uploaded by Angela Lorenz on 13 November 2020,

-----. “Victorious Secret.” Vimeo, uploaded by Emilia Figliomeni on 20 September 2013,

Garner, Anna. “Perceptions of the Feminine Body: The Empowerment of Angela Lorenz’s ‘Victorious Secret’.” The Phoenix, September 16, 2015.

Gerz, Alix. “Curious Looks at Artists’ Books.” Temple Review 59:1 (Fall 2005).

Goldstein, Darra (ed.). “Chewing Gum” in Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Hoffberg, Judith. “Dis cover Italian Monuments.” Umbrella Magazine 13 (June 1990): 26.

-----. “The Logical Way to Become an Artist.” Umbella Magazine 16 (March 1992): 4.

“Inspirations” World of Interiors (March 2013): 68.

Isaacson, Philip. “Three Artists’ Exhibits Show Range of Possibilities.” The Maine Sunday Telegram, August 11, 1996.

Jones, Alexis. “Revealing the ‘Victorious Secret’: Past of ancient Roman female athletes unearthed in Campbell mosaic installation.” The Cavalier Daily, September 7, 2016.

[Kemmerer, Allison]. Artist’s Project: Angela Lorenz. Andover, MA: Addison Gallery of American Art, 2008.

Levinson, Rebecca. “Noted Book Artist and Brown Alum Angela Lorenz Visits the JCB.” in JCB: The Newsletter of the John Carter Brown Library (Summer 2012) :12.

Lewis, Sage. False Documents and Other Illusions. Portland, ME: Portland Museum of Art, 2010.

“Library exhibit glorifies food.” Texas City Sun, November 13, 1994.

“Il Libro d’Artista in Emilia Romagna.” DVD exhibition catalog. Bologna, Italy: Museo Archeologico Nazionale, 2005.


MacPhail, Miranda. “Windfalls as Artifacts” in Chance Encounters in the Archive of Angela Lorenz. Venice, Italy: Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, 2015. 

-----. “Riflessioni sull’opera di Angela Lorenz.” Titolo 27 (Fall-Winter 1998): 37.

MacVean, Mary. “Library’s Pictorial Timeline Offers Food, Glorious Food!” AP Special Features, October 28, 1994.

Manfredini, Federica. “La Parola all’Immagine.” Leggere Donna 40 (September-October 1992): 37.

McCarthy, Mary and Manna, Philip. Making Books by Hand. Rockport, MA: Rockport Publishers, 1997.

Mingozzi, Paola. “Mostre.” La Nazione, June 25, 1992.

Montanari, Laura. “Libri da Ammirare Più Che Leggere.” Il Giorno, May 4, 1991.

Naldi, Paola. “Angela Lorenz. Quando un gioco di parole si trasforma in scultura.” La Repubblica, December 20, 2005.

Nocilla, Mara. “Il Gelatauro. I ‘volontari del sottozero’ nel labirinto dei gelati.” Gambero Rosso 152 (September 2004): 198.

Nordell, Joan. The New Storytellers. Cambridge, MA: Houghton Library, 1996.

Paper Crafts: A Maker’s Guide. London: Thames & Hudson and Victoria and Albert Museum, 2018.

Paton, David. Ideologies and Identities in Digital Artists’ Books. Johannesburg, South Africa: Imagining Ourselves, Visual Identities in Representation conference at University of Johannesburg, 2009.

The Patricia G. England Collection of Fine Press and Artists’ Books. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2000.

Pontiggia, Elena. “Quei Quadri Tutti da Rilegare.” Il Giornale, May 5, 1991.

Princenthal, Nancy. “Artist’s Books Beat.” Print Collector’s Newsletter 24 (May-June 1993): 68.

 -----. “Artist’s Books Beat.” Print Collector’s Newsletter 24 (July-August 1993): 144.

“Protagonisti – Angela S. Lorenz.” Arteletta 4 (Jan-Feb 2000): 14-15.

Railing, Patricia. “Bound to Make Books.” The Art Book 2 (February 1996): 34.

Reed, Marcia. “Digging to China.” In Creating with Abandon: Process in the Artist's Books of Angela Lorenz. Bologna, Italy: Stamperia Valdonega, 2006.

Rice, L. Robin. “WSW XX Years—A Retrospective,” The New Art Examiner (November 1994).


Rossman, Jae. “Marginalia.” The Yale University Library Gazette 79:3/4 (2005): 175–179.

Rovesti, Fabrizio. “Pagine d’Artista.” La Prealpina. June 9, 1991.

Saunders, Gill. “Brought to Book: Riddle by Angela Lorenz.” The Wallpaper History Review (1995): 14-15.

Seifert, Leslie. “Gallery Menu Spans 500 Years.” Record, September 30, 1994.

Schick, Finnegan. “Exhibition tackles female athlete discrimination.” Yale Daily News, March 25, 2015.

Stoltman, Joan E. Engage, Perform, Act: How Contemporary Artists Use the Books as Form and the Book as Idea. Self-published through Lulu Books, 2008.

-----. Review of At the Turn of the Centuries: The Influence of Early 20th Century Book Arts on Contemporary Artists’ Books. The Blue Notebook 6:1 (October 2011): 45-48.

Tang, Ruijingya. “‘Bookworks’: A reinterpretation of the book as art.” The Tufts Daily, November 8, 2019.

“The Ticket: What’s Happening in the Local Arts World.” The Boston Globe, August 24, 2019.

Vitali, Roberto. “Centro d’Arte Masaorita.” Mongolfiera 60 (March 12-19): 57.

Wasserman, Krystyna and Drucker, Joanna. The Book as Art: Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Washington, DC: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2011.

Watkin, Mel. On Beyond the Book. St Louis: Forum For Contemporary Art, 1995.

Wiggin, Bryan. “Portraits of Literature.” The Country Almanac, December 5, 1990.

Willinger, Faith. Adventures of an Italian Food Lover. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2007.




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