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Artists' Books

Works of art inspired by the form or function of the book


Artists' Books Collection

One of the few art forms that is meant to be touched, artists’ books allow the user to interact with the object at their own pace. Our collection ranges from the 1960s through to contemporary works, and offers a variety of titles that can be illustrative, photographic, textual, sculptural, or a mix of elements that will challenge your views about what the concept of the book means.

Interested in seeing our artists' books? Although searchable in the Library catalogue, the collection can only be viewed by appointment and can't be borrowed. Email your request to: 

  • Kathy Blasko - (individuals)
  • Eva Revitt - (class visits)
  • Please include areas of interest such as titles, themes, or formats you would like to see.

Searching the collection

To find titles, go to the search bar on any page and click Advanced Search. On the next screen, look at the Limit to options on the left side menu. Under Special Collection choose Artists' Books from the dropdown menu. You'll now see every title in the collection. You can add a keyword or subject to the search bars at the top to narrow your search.


Finding Artists' Books in the Library

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