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Artists' books, simply defined, are books made by artists or works of art in book form.
This guide to designed to encourage you to explore the collection. Unlike most of Crossett's collections, the artists' books are not in the open shelves, so this guide is a way to digitally browse the collection.
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You can see a list of all our artists' books in the catalog.
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Artists' Books in the Crossett Collection
Books about Artists' Book
A Century of Artists Books by Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York..
Call Number: Main Lvl N7433.3 .C38
Hand, voice & vision : artists' books from Women's Studio Workshop by Features artists’ books by thirty-six artists published over thirty years by Women’s Studio Workshop. Curated by Kathleen Walkup, Director of the Book Arts Program at Mills College, the exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective featuring some of the most influential contemporary book artists in America.
Call Number: Main Lvl N7433.4 .W65 2010
The Century of Artists' Books by Topics include the discussion of the poetics of the book, the book as a metaphor, the conceptual space of the book, and books as narrative and non-narrative sequences.
Call Number: Main Lvl N7433.3 .D78 1995
Artists' Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000 by Six sections: the evolution of the modern book in the decades before and after 1900; the momentum of Modernism in the twenties; the key role of Picasso; the influences of Dada, Surrealism, the Second World War and its aftermath; the shift of cultural power to the United States; and the new trends of the contemporary era.
Call Number: Main Lvl N7433.3 .A77 2002