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The recent NY Art Book Fair, and week’s Fall Books issue of the magazine, had me thinking about the ways artists use books. Here’s a slide show of fourteen images, followed by a video. Read the captions for comments from the artists.

Victor Schrager, “Untitled #105” (2005)/Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery.

“This photograph is from the series ‘Composition as Explanation,’ ” Schrager told me. “My original title for this group of pictures was ‘Interstitial Urban-Organic Crypto-Pharma Fritillaries,’ but my friends advised against it. Not sure if this was a good idea.”

To read the full article, please visit The New Yorker's "Photo Booth" website.