Special Collections Online Exhibits

Artists' Books

Books have a recognizable look and feel. With creative investigations of spaces and places, artists' books reimagine design, materials, typography, words and images, including photography. Whether created by a single-artist - or by a collaboration of artists, printers, binders, papermakers, poets or scholars - artists' books invite the reader to discover their rich structures and to experience them through a personal examination of their content.

This exhibit celebrates the history of these books and their makers, printers and designers. The works presented on display, part of the larger collection housed in Special Collections, are made using a range of methods and materials and represent artists' books produced from the early 1900s through today. 


Exhibition curated by Roger Myers, Associate Librarian and Samantha Montes, Knowledge River, Graduate Assistant