Book Details


Author: Basia Irland


Contributors: Sara Ahmed, Rahim Al Haj, Kathleen Stewart Howe, Diane R. Karp, Lucie R. Lippard, Edward Lucie-Smith, Sandra Postel, Grant Sonnex, Jeroen van Westen, David Williams


Publisher: University of New Mexico Press


ISBN: 9780826336750


Format: hardcover


Pages: 234


Illustrations: color


Dimensions: 10.25" x 8.75" (26cm x 22.2cm)

Water Library consists of nine interconnected sections focusing on projects that artist Basia Irland has created over the last thirty years in Africa, Canada, Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, and the United States.

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Working on a litho stone in the Río Grande. 1988.

Conclusion of the original Gathering of Waters project, Gulf of Mexico. 1998.

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Salt Book I. 1992.

Salt Boat with Oars. 1995.


Water Library is available to order through

the following online booksellers:


North America

UNM Press (New Mexico)

McNally Robinson (Canada)

Powells (Oregon)

Amazon Canada

Amazon Mexico

Amazon US


Amazon France

Amazon Germany

Amazon Italy

Amazon Spain

Amazon UK

Asia/South Pacific

Angus & Robertson (Australia)

Fishpond (New Zealand)

Open Trolley (Singapore)

Amazon China

Amazon India

Amazon Japan

Schistosome cercariae Scroll I. 2007.

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