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Artists' Books at Buley Library: Artists' Books Research

Artists' Books at Buley Library

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Search the Art and Architecture Complete database for articles in journals such as JAB (Journal of Artists' Books), AfterImage, and other publications. These databases also contain a range of articles and topics related to artists' books:

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Books and Secondary Sources

Artists’ Books/ Secondary Resources

Alexander, Charles (ed.) Talking the Boundless Book: Art, Language, and the Book Arts N7433.3.T36 1995

Bright, Betty. No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America 1960-1980 Z1033.F5 B75 2005

Bury, Stephen.  Artists’ Books: The Book as a Work of Art, 1963-1995 N7433.3 .B87 1995 (rare book room)

Bury, Stephen.  Artists’ Multiples, 1935-2000 N6494.M8 B87 2001

Castleman, Riva.  A Century of Artists’ Books N7433.3.C38 1994 (in oversize collection on 3rd floor)

Courtney, Cathy.  Speaking of Book Art: Interviews with British and American Book Artists

N7433.35.G7 C68 1999

Drucker, Johanna.  The Century of Artists’ Books N7433.3 .D78 2004

Hubert, Renee Riese and Judd D.  The Cutting Edge of Reading Artists’ Books N7433.3.H83 1999

Lyons, Joan (ed.)  Artists’ Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook N7433.3 .A75 1985  

Smith, Keith.  Text in the Book Format Z116.A3 S58

--Structure of the Visual Book Z116.A3 S58 2003 …and many others by this author

Book Arts/ Craft

The Penland Book of Handmade Books Z271 .P45 2004 (in oversize collection on 3rd floor)

Bodman, Sarah.  Creating Artists Books N7433.3 .B63 2005

Johnson, Pauline. Creative Bookbinding Z266 .J6

Keith Smith Books  (for a list of titles see:

Zeier, Franz. Books, Boxes and Portfolios. Z271 .Z4413 1990


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