Panel — The future of art book publishing

On February 12th, 2013 The New York Public Library will held a panel on The future of art book publishing. This event, organised by Artbook D.A.P. and ARLIS/NY, will take place in the South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in New York…

“In the face of, bookstore closures, self-publishing options, and shrinking library budgets, who is publishing art books and how are they reaching consumers and researchers alike? Commercial publishers and distributors, as well as independent and grassroots organizations, must confront the sea-change in how readers interact with the printed word. E-books and other digital formats are gaining in popularity for fiction readers and an increasing number of academic disciplines, yet very few art books meet the digital demand, even as more images of art are available online. Moreover, art books remain expensive to produce due to the necessity of high-quality, and often high-priced, image reproductions, among other vexing issues.

This panel, organized by Artbook D.A.P., ARLIS/NY and in collaboration with Arezoo Moseni, investigates how diverse publishers approach their long term viability in the commercial and academic marketplaces.

The panel features leading figures in the rapidly changing world of art book publishing, including Margaret Chace, Associate Publisher, Skira-Rizzoli; Paul Chan, artist, Founder of Badlands Unlimited; Sharon Gallagher, President and Publisher of Artbook D.A.P.; and Chul R. Kim, Associate Publisher, The Museum of Modern Art. The discussion is moderated by Arezoo Moseni Senior Art Librarian at The New York Public Library.

The New York Public Library

South Court Auditorium
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY

February 12th, 2013 from 6 to 8pm


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