“I highly recommend it for any arts library.” – Michael Kaiser, Kennedy Center
“The book is full of revelations about works of art, about how artists work, and about the cultural richness of Washington, DC. Kudos to Robert Bettmann for giving us the fifty-first work of art, this well conceived and edited book.” – Jonathan Katz, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
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The Advisory Committee for the book included George Jackson, Jack Hannula, Dr. Judith Hanna, Dr. Naima Prevots, Michele Banks, Sara Hill Isacson, Adah Rose Bitterbaum, David Ramos, and Joy Ford Austin.
The Editorial Committee for the book included Kate Kretz, Heather Desaulniers, Diana Dinerman, Kathryn Boland, Cheryl Palonis Adams, John Shields, Gregory Luce, and Robert Bettmann.
Publication was funded by the Humanities Council of Washington D.C. and through a successful Kickstarter campaign.
In 2015 the National Endowment for the Arts awarded us a grant to create an expanded ebook. Check back soon for more details.
The artists included in the print book are:
Dana Tai Soon Burgess
Cheryl Palonis Adams
Laurel Victoria Gray
and Andy Shallal
Copyeditors for the book included Amy Taylor and Gregory Luce. Editorial Assistants for the book project included Emily Adams, Nate Hochstetler, Clare Donnelly, Melissa Brooks, and Jacqueline Drayer.
The book’s designer was Design Action Collective / Innosanto Nagaro.