Artists' Books - Artists
Ellen Lanyon


Jean Albano Gallery of Contemporary American Art


National Museum of Women in the Arts

University of Iowa CLAS 2002 Alumni Fellow

Also Published:

  • Ellen Lanyon
  • Strange Games : A Twenty-five Year Retrospective


Transformation I by Ellen Lanyon, 1977. Printed in Italy by Grafiche G.V. Milano. NYC : Printed Matter, 1977.

Transformation I by Ellen Lanyon is an accordion fold book measuring 4 1/2" wide by 6 7/8" high, with 23 sketched images.

Below and opposite: Groupings of the images from Lanyon's artists' book Transformation I.



Above: A detail of one of the images from Transformations II (Endangered).

Above: the cover illustrations for Transformations II (Endangered) by Ellen Lanyon, 1982. Printed by Chicago Books, New York, NY. Partially funded by the NEA.

Transformations II (Endangered) by Ellen Lanyon, like Transformation I, is an accordion style book composed of 16 pages, each with a central image the blends into the next, creating the overall fluid effect of the book's illustrations. However, Transformation II (Endangered) is several times larger than Transformation I, being 8 3/8" wide by 10 3/8" high. Featured images include animals, plants, a box, and a globe.

Above: Another two-page spread from Transformation II (Endangered).

Above: A two-page image spread from Lanyon's Transformations II (Endangered).


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