Buster Simpson // Surveyor
Edited by Scott Lawrimore
Essays by Scott Lawrimore, Carol Yinghua Lu, and Charles Mudede, and an interview with the artist
Published by the Frye Art Museum in conjunction with its exhibition Buster Simpson // Surveyor, a retrospective survey of forty years of the artist’s work. The first-ever monograph on Seattle artist Buster Simpson, a pioneer in the field of urban environmentalism and art in public spaces. The catalogue was produced with the environmental and recycling imperatives of the artist in mind: out-of-date textbooks and catalogues were salvaged for the covers and printer’s “book blanks” provided raw material to print the new pages. The blanks were torn apart, the pages cut to size, and each book was meticulously reassembled. Uniquely made, each book is unique
134 pages, 8 x 10 1/2 in.
282 illus., 211 in color, 2 maps