“Book Show” is a 2010 exhibition of artworks, objects, and structures that address the physical form of the book. Ulises Carrión’s provocative series of aphorisms, titled The New Art of Making Books, acts as the basis for this show, as he was the founder of Other Books and So in Amsterdam–a gallery and bookstore that became the first major center for the artist-led publishing scene. Book functions as an extension of this exhibition. Just as Carrión’s text establishes the specific conditions of the book as a display device, Book address the sequence of words, spaces, materials and moments that go into the creation of the book-as-object. Included is a graphically illustrated essay on Ulises Carrión by editor James Langdon in which he implies that each body of material to be made into a book must somehow be addressed in the display conditions that the book offers, as well as reproductions of both existing and newly commissioned work.