Simon Morris & Helen Sacoor; bibliomania 1998-1999, 1999
This is the first codex form publication in the eponymous project, which was initiated by Simon Morris & Helen Sacoor in 1998 and continued until 2002 through collaborations with a huge number of fellow artists, curators, theorists, architects, and other bibliophiles. The broader project also included a second publication edited by Morris that hugely expands the concept and method explored in 1999, similarly entitled bibliomania 2001-2002 (published by information as material, 2002), plus exhibitions (in Leeds, London, and New York) and an online database.
As the artists/curators of this project, Morris & Sacoor invited 15 artists whose own work informed the context of this project. Contributors were invited to send them a list of the books that reflected their own individual interests and practice. Their choices could range from the reverential to the ridiculous. bibliomania 1998-1999 contains all of the book lists returned in response, some typeset and others reproduced as facsimile images of the written page, in a slim and powerful multi-threaded bibliography.