This guide provides information about researching artists' books, about using the Sloane Art Library's collection of artists' books, as well as information for people interested in learning more about making artists' books.
What is an artist’s book?
An artist’s book is a work of art created using the book form. Artists from the full spectrum of the contemporary art world have made books as part of their practice. Artists' books can range from being handmade objects that display expertise in the various book arts (such as printing, papermaking, bookbinding, etc.), to commercially produced books that embody a conceptual art project. One key factor is that the artist makes conscious use of the physical and conceptual possibilities of the book as an integral part of the artwork.
Explore the sections below to learn more about artists’ books and related resources that the library has to offer!
* Photo above is of Panorama, by Julie Chen (Flying Fish Press, 2008)