Stephen J. Bury

Stephen J. Bury is the Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian, Frick Art Reference Library. Recent publications include Breaking the Rules: the Printed Face of the European Avant Garde, 1900-1937 (2007), Artists' Multiples, 1935-2000 (2001), and Multiplication (2001). He was the first Advisory Editor (2011-2014) of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists. He contributed a chapter on Veshch (1922) and G (1923-6) for The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Vol.3: Europe 1880-1940 (2013). He has completed a chapter on Futurist typography for The Handbook of International Futurism (2015), and published a new edition of Artists' Books: The Book as a Work of Art (2015), which was first published in 1995. He is researching a book about the relationship between science fiction and constructivism. He writes regularly for Art MonthlyCassone and Print Quarterly. He was a member of Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) Peer Review College 2005-2015. He has successfully supervised seven PhDs (two as Director of Studies) and has been the external examiner of seven PhDs.  He curated the exhibition Breaking the Rules at the British Library (2007-8) and Aphasic Disturbance at CHELSEAspace, London (2011). He is one of the organizers of the Artists Books Conference, which takes place annually as part of the New York Art Book Fair at PS1, and The Frick's Digital Art History Lab.

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