A number of issues have been raised in the course of working over Tom Sowden's original question, and in some cases a line of discussion has been felt to lead to fruitless contorversy or to have been intellectually exhausted. I don't think so. I fancy my reading in the scholarship of the book and relared topics is decent, and I have not encountered any attempt to bring together and thoroughly explore the state of scholarship and consensus regarding the artists book. Among the topics from which we might benefit by a gathering of current theory are the social importance and function of the book, intention in art (the Duchamp question) communication theory (linguistics, cognitiv psychology) and communication in the visual arts, and the problem of reproduction (Benjamin, whose aura/mechanical reproduction/mass art issue has been reformulated as a problem of digital reproduction and distribution). My question: can we start to assemble a bibliography here? Who knows what has already been done on these and other subjects relating to theorizing the artists book?