ARTISTS' BOOKS AND BOOKS AS ART 
Many of the items in this section include explicit or implicit comments on the book’s effectiveness as a method of providing information. For some, it may seem threatening or obtuse; for others, it becomes a source of artistic inspiration.
Larry B. Thomas.
Inside this unique artist's book, rubber stamped images and hand-written words or phrases illustrate a variety of dream-like themes. The book's wheels retain traces of mud.
The pages of this artist's book include twigs, leaves and other plant material - but no text. The title does not appear on the book itself, and was supplied by the artist.
Floating Concrete Octopus.
Floating Concrete Octopus is an intermedia/performance group which changes its name every year. This copy of a book on Vincent van Gogh has been glued, then sealed with nuts and bolts. "The one black book you will never open¼ Difficult reading". – publisher’s catalogue.
This "book object" is covered with symbols, cyphers and characters. When opened, the book's compartments reveal scrolls and a codex.
Yakunin focuses on the life and writings of Daniil Kharms, who died in captivity in 1942. This highly complex work includes movable parts and various instruments of torture.