Artists' books are books created as original works of art that push the boundaries of the traditional book form. Artists' books include varied formats such as flip books, tunnel and accordion-fold books, and even decks of cards. The artist controls both the form and content of the book during the entire process of creation and production whether it is a unique object or a work published in multiple copies.
The Fine Arts Library owns over 1800 artists' books. They are kept in the Special Collections. They may be requested at the circulation desk and examined in the reference office.
Groups and classes can schedule viewings of selections of the artists' books collections.
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If you are an artist holding copyright on any of works represented in this guide and you object to having your work represented on this site, please notify us immediately. Our intention is purely educational, but we will promptly remove any images you do not wish to be included.