Automatic Books is an independent publishing house, producing artist’s books, which reflect the idea of a specific curatorial project. All phases of the book production process are shared and determined by the interaction between the artist and the publishing house. Consistent with the original spirit, Automatic Books’ titles are and will remain affordable in order to facilitate the diffusion of artists’ works.

Automatic Books is producing a small amount of copies with the aim of serving a narrow market, in the attempt to develop a direct relations with customers, which are conceived more as collectors than as traditional mass consumers. Automatic Books has chosen to perform distribution activities in-house, selling titles through the website, in order to have the control over the whole supply chain.

By buying, you support art, artists and the production of new titles.

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EARTH BOUND SKY BOUND / Daniel Eatock

104 pages, 1 colours Risograph print, 19 × 27 cm, Soft cover, edition of 100 copies.

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Earth Bound Sky Bound is a book* by British artist Daniel Eatock. The book is about horizons, which are physically placed inside the books binding. To get the content, the reader needs to stress on the intersection of pages, generating a morphologic change in the shape of the book and producing creases on the blank cover. A new and sealed copy has no value as the book reaches its purpose and form only when used.

* Although this publication has the same author and title, it should not be mistaken for the first edition of Earth Bound Sky Bound, published in 2011 by Automatic books.

Earth bound sky bound,   Daniel Eatock,   Automatic Books

Earth bound sky bound, Daniel Eatock, Automatic Books

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FOUR FOUR / Ignacio Uriarte

88 pages, 1 colours Risograph print, 29 × 29 cm, Soft cover, edition of 100 copies.

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Four Four a book by German artist Ignacio Uriarte. Using the same lp size of Three Hundred Sixty, the book diplays fourty four labyrinths, designed with Microsoft Excell and arranged in a continuum that goes from the smaller and simpler to the bigger and more intricated.

The book results in a black and white collection of pages, made of blacK and white cells that produce a magnified optical illusion.

Four Four,   Ignacio Uriarte,   Automatic Books

Four Four, Ignacio Uriarte, Automatic Books

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HOW TO SHOPLIFT BOOKS, COME RUBARE LIBRI / David Horvitz

64 pages, 1 colours Risograph print, 11 × 17 cm, Hard cover, edition of 100 copies. (Sold out)

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How to Shoplift Books, Come Rubare Libri, a new book by Californian artist David Horvitz, is a shoplifter’s users guide in both English and Italian. It details 80 ways in which one can steal a book. From the very practical, to the witty and romantic, the book reads like simple instructional text artworks by the conceptualists generation.

A number of books were printed with error covers, which Horvitz has buried in Venice during the Book Affair. The book stems from a conversation Horvitz hosted at the 2011 New York Art Book Fair in David Senior’s Classroom series.

How to shoplift books,   Come rubare libri,   David Horvitz,   Automatic Books

How to shoplift books, Come rubare libri, David Horvitz, Automatic Books

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