The Small Press Model

Cutts, Simon

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“Small Press activity arises from the need and resolve for a critical alternative to mainstream publishing. It is a search for its own methods of producing and making available. Often it begins with the idea of writing and leads from the ‘little magazine’ of poetry publishing to individual publications and books. Having discovered the means of production, it is possible to improvise and delight in the extensions of the new means of publication.

This collection of writings attempts to group together approaches to the physicality of the book, learned from its beginnings as small press activity. A reductive instinct formed from those earlier editorial principles of small press work can be applied to all products of the imagination, especially the plastic arts. A synthesis of attitudes, developed from the aesthetics and economics of invention and problem solving, informs the formal making of all things.”

The artist draws from his own considerable experience in running a small publishing operation in this diverse collection of texts describing alternative forms of creating and publishing written over a period of 40 years.

Soft cover, 23,5 x 14,5 cm, 160 pages, Axminster 2023

ISBN: 978-1-910010-34-1