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Poet's Guide to Library Resources: Artists' Books

Artist Books and Poetry Chapbooks


"Artists’ books are artworks that use the material form of the book as a medium of creative expression. In contrast to fine press printing or illustrated editions, the visual, tactile and aesthetic features of artist’s books are not secondary to their textual content." (From Poetry Beyond Text)


Artists' Books w/ other work

Concrete Poetry

These are examples of what is available. To find more, search Concrete Poetry by keyword and by subject  in the library catalog.

"Concrete poetry can be considered a more rigidly defined sub-genre of visual poetry." (From Poetry Beyond Text)

William Blake

Artists' Books w/ other work, cont.

Artists' Books w/ Poetry

Example of artists' books. To see more, search the catalog by SUBJECT, for one of the following terms: Conceptual art, Artists's Books

Altered Books



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