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"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)
Artist Books 3.0
The Artist Book 3.0 forum is for artists, curators, librarians, students, and researchers interested in artist books and the book arts.
Artists' Books Online
Artists' Books Online is designed to promote critical engagement with artists books and to provide access to a digital repository of metadata, scans, and commentary.
Centre for Fine Print Research: Book Arts
Includes resources such as exhibitions, websites, and essays.
Reed Digital Collections
The spectrum of modern and contemporary Artists' Books in Reed College's Special Collections and collected on this website include traditional letterpress printed books of poetry, conceptual book works, sculptural and visual works, concrete poetry, and magazine works.
Artists' Books w/ other work
Book from the Ground by
Call Number: N7433.4 .X8 B66 2013
Codex Seraphinianus by
Call Number: NC257 .S47 S47 2013
Dog Ear by
Call Number: PS3602 .A945 D64 2011
Crossing the Boulevard by
Call Number: JV7050 .Q44 L45 2003
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)
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by
Call Number: PR4144 .M3 2011
The Bodleian Library copy is one of the first that Blake printed using the method he called 'Illuminated Printing' and the only work in which he signifies its importance.This new edition includes a complete facsimile of the work, together with a transcript, and a plate-by-plate guide to text, the interlinear figures, and the larger designs, supplied in the commentary.
Artists' Books w/ other work, cont.
Henri Matisse - Drawing with Scissors by
Call Number: N6853.M33 A422 2002
Call Number: TR654.S24 A3 1987
Robert Rauschenberg by
Call Number: N6537 .R27 A4 2007
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
In This Dark Wood by
Call Number: N7433.4 .T67 E55 2013
Call Number: N6973 .A45 A4 2014
Call Number: N7433.3 .S74 2011
Book Art by