BOOKS BY JAMES R. HUGUNIN

Hugunin is a member of the Society of Midland Authors, Chicago, IL

View a Book Reading by James Hugunin at the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection
during an exhibition of 30 years of his artist books, art journals founded, criticism,
and fiction writing at the John Flaxman Library at The School of the Art Institute
of Chicago (November 2015).
Read what noted photo critic A.D. Coleman has say about James Hugunin's critical writing.

 

1999

A Survey of the Representation of Prisoners in the United States:
Discipline and Photographs, The Prison Experience
by James R. Hugunin (504 pages, 81/2 x 11 in., hard cover,
Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1999)

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2012 - 13

Elder Physics, The Wrong of Time: Monologues from an Elder Home
(172 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 iln. hard cover, The Journal for Experimental Fiction)

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Something is Crook in Middlebrook (225 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 in.,
hard cover, published by Journal of Experimental Fiction 43, Geneva, IL)

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chosen as among "The Best Experimental Fiction Book of 2012" by
nationally-published writer/critic Derek Pell on his blog "Zoom Street:
Art, Culture, Photography, Noir" (11/4/2012) at url:
http://zoomstreet.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/best-books-of-2012/

YouTube video clip of Hugunin reading an excerpt from this book

 

 

Tossed Rope Series (artist book, 52 pages, 8 X 8 in., hard cover, artist book)
VIEW on Shutterfly ORDER from Hugunin via e-mail ($50) This book and
several others by Hugunin are featured in the exhibition "How to Read a Book"
Lawton Gallery, UW-Green Bay, October through November, 2012. It was also
curated into DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books at Columbia College's
Center for Book and Paper Arts (Sept. - Dec, 2013).

 

 

Photo-Language (artist book compilation of artworks 1972 - 2013, 56 pages, 8 x 8 in., hard cover)

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Portraits (artist book, full color, 36 pages, 8 x 8 in., hard cover)

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Preference (First Name) (artist book, 1970s reprint, b & w, 40 pages,
8 x 8 in., hard cover)

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Lines (artist book, 1970s compilation, 26 pages, 12 x 12 in., hard cover)

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Re:Treads (artist book, 1974, 8.5 x 11 in., soft cover)
Not for sale.

VIEW excerpted pages on Britain's online journal, Hotel


 

 

Catalogue essay: Hugunin wrote the formally experimental foreword, "The Extremeophiles,"
to this photobook Favela da Rocinha, Brazil (documentary photos by Gary Mark Smith,
Sarah Stern and Carlos Beltran, full color, 36 pages, 11 x 8 1/2 in., hard cover, published
by East Village PhotoArts, Lawrence, KS: 2012, full color, 150 pages)

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program for at risk teens in this favela in Rio de Janeiro)

 

The Gate to Hell: Photographs by Avery Danziger is a catalogue for a show at the Mattatuck Museum,
Waterbury, CT, April 9 - May 17, 2015. Essays by curator Cynthia Roznoy and critic James Hugunin on
Danziger's spectacular color photographs taken in Turkmenistan of "TheGate to Hell," a flaming crater
which has been burning there since the late-1960s. (Full color, 28 pages, 11 x 8 1/2 in., soft cover,
published by the Mattatuck Museum and Avery Danziger).

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Douglas Huebler at L.A.C.P.S. with catalogue essay, "The Map and the Territory,"
by the curator, James R. Hugunin (exhibition catalogue reprint from 1984 original,
full color, 26 pages, 12 x 12 in., hard cover)

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Hugunin
via e-mail ($20)

 

Slap, Bounce, Spank! 2004 catalogue essay for an art and technology
exhibition by Sine:Apsis Experiments byJames R. Hugunin with
Illustrations by Kevin Heisner (full color, 24 pages, 8 x 8 in., hard cover)

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Review, Review, Review
(A critical essay on Susan Ressler's "High End, Photographs of Los Angeles")
by James R. Hugunin (full color, 20 pages, 8 x 8 in., hard cover)

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New Art Examiner Reviews (1986 - 93) by James Hugunin
(anthology of reviews, b&w and color, 60 pages, 10x 10 in., hard cover)

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Post-Criticism by James R. Hugunin (2 dialogue format reviews of L.A. art)
(reprint of a 1983 text, b&w and color, 60 pages, 12 x 12 in., hard cover)

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Language and Knowledge by James R. Hugunin, reprint of his MFA Written Thesis, 1975
(full color, 88 pages, 12 x 12 in., hard cover)

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Frequently Rejected Essays by James R. Hugunin, reprint of a 1982 limited edition book.
(60 pages, 12 x 12 in., hard cover)

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The Imagery of Helene Smith-Romer with two essays, one by James R. Hugunin, reprint of a
museum catalogue, 2005 (full color, extra firm paper, 16 pages, a lay-flat,12 x 12 in., hard cover)

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Writing Pictures: Case Studies in Photographic Criticism, 1983 - 2012
by James R. Hugunin, anthology of his best writings,
(full color, 416 pages, 81/2 x 11 in., hard cover, Geneva, IL: Depth
Charge Press (2012)

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Wreck and Ruin: Photography, Temporality, and World (Dis)order
(2013) by James R. Hugunin, a monograph on contemporary
photography, especially work concerned with theme of
ruins
(full color, 143 pages, 81/2 x 11 in., hard cover,
Geneva, IL: Depth Charge Press. Click to view one essay
from this book published in Britain's online journal Hotel.

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The Dumb Ox: Volume One & Two, Selections from this 1970s art journal
edited by James R. Hugunin
(two volumes, full color, approx. 100 pages each, 12 x 12 in., hard cover)

ORDER from Hugunin via e-mail (for a limited time: 2 vols. for $300 total): Jim @ Uturn.org


Below: Dumb Ox #4, special issue on artists' books on exhibition display along with
the two hardcover glossy stock volumes mentioned above featuring D.O. excerpts.

 

 

Tar Spackled Banner
by J. A. Ellis, a manuscript from the future found and edited by James R. Hugunin
(full color, 150 pages, 81/2 x 11 in., hard cover, Geneva, IL: Depth Charge Press)


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2015

Notes Toward a Stenopaesthetic (reprint, catalogue essay for The International
Pinhole Photography Exhibition (Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, NM, 1989)
Full color, 32 pages, 11 x 81/2 in.

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Case X, fiction by James R. Hugunin (full color, 354 pages, 81/2 x 11 in., hard cover,
Geneva, IL: Depth Charge Press)

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Afterimage: Critical Essays on Photography by James Hugunin from the Journal
Afterimage (1977 - 1988),
(full color, 302 pages, 81/2 x 11 in., hard cover,
Geneva, IL: Depth Charge Press)

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2017

The Poetic Document, reprint of a 1989 catalogue essay by James R. Hugunin
(full color, glossy layflat stock, 24 pages, 12 x 12 in., hard cover),

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Victor Landweber Photographs, reprint of a 1985 catalogue essay and show curated by
James R. Hugunin at San Diego's Museum of Photographic Arts
(full color, glossy layflat stock, 32 pages, 12 x 12 in., hard cover),

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American Roads: A Portfolio with a short story by James R. Hugunin, reprint of a 1982 catalogue and
portfolio curated by Victor Landweber (full color, glossy layflat stock, 32 pages, 12 x 12 in., hard cover),

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Q and A: An Auto-Interview wth James Hugunin, (full color, 126 pages, 8 1/2 X.5 11 in., hard cover)
probes Hugunin's creative work from the early 1970s to the present covering his scripto-visual
books with extensive excerpts from his criticism and fiction.

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Review of Claim to Oblivion by Yuriy Tarnowsky by Hugunin

 

 

 

Introduction to Curious Impossibilities: Ten Cinematic Riffs by Carla M. Wilson
by James R. Hugunin (ORDER book from Amazon.com)

 

 

Finding Mememo, fiction by James R. Hugunin (full color, 450 pages,
8 1/2 x 11 in., hard cover, Geneva, IL: Depth Charge Press.

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