Art & Life Life & Art – Works 1964–2023
Ann Noël

The first monograph of Berlin-based artist Ann Noël (b. 1944). Trained originally as a typographer and printer, Ann Noël encountered concrete poetry early on her career while being a student to John Furnival in London. Later she moved to New York to work for Dick Higgin’s Something Else Press. In her own words, she then became “Fluxus by marriage”, espousing concrete poet and Fluxus member Emmet Williams. Ann went on to develop a prolific and unique artistic career, spanning six decades. Her diary, which was consistently kept since the beginning of her practice is both a source for much of her work and an important art-historic document, keeping record of the artistic network she has been a part of throughout her life.

The book’s design follows a particular editorial program, incorporating facts, events and anecdotes as three different typographic voices. For this purpose, a typeface was made specifically for the book, based on Ann Noël’s handwritting.

Edited by Vanessa Adler and Santiago da Silvia, with Ann Noël
With essays by André Behr, Marlene Frei, Anna M. Szaflarski

Designed by Santiago da Silva with So Hyun Bae
Typesetting and support by Bernd Grether
22 × 28.5 cm
328 pp.
Published by Argobooks, Berlin
ISBN 978-3-948678-13-5
Printed by KOPA, Vilnius

Book photographs by Trevor Lloyd