Tracey Emin by the artist herself and Carl Freedman, and edited by Honey Luard, is a heavy book in more ways than one. Sure it weighs 6 1/2 pounds, but it gives the reader a good look into the life and art of a Young British Artist who has enjoyed more media attention than most. Emin’s fans will love the book, which includes a detailed interview with the artist as well as umpteen pieces of her work, and her detractors will be unable to resist leafing through it. Emin’s work is so personal and confessional that one feels less a voyeur by perusing the book than attending an exhibit.
Hardcover, 414 pages. Rizzoli, 2006. $47.25 at Amazon.