What is an artists' book?
"An artist’s book is a medium of artistic expression that uses the form or function of “book” as inspiration. It is the artistic initiative seen in the illustration, choice of materials, creation process, layout and design that makes it an art object." - Anne Evenhaugen, Smithsonian Unbound Blog. Read more here.
Where can I learn more about artists' books?
The Campus Library collection of artists' books are located on the 1st floor, to the left of the main staircase. Our chapbooks are also located here. Below is a selection of the newest titles in the collection. Most items are available for in-library use only. The call number links below take you to the book's entry in the UW Libraries catalog.
If you are a UWB/T or Cascadia faculty member and would like to inquire about borrowing a selection of artists' books for use in your classroom, please contact our Humanities Librarians, Leslie Hurst and Laura Dimmit, and our Head of Collections, Suzan Parker at least 7 business days in advance of the date you need them for class.
|Abra||Amaranth Claire Borsuk, Kate Durbin, Zach Kleyn||PS3602.O78 A27 2015|
|Sabine's notebook: in which the extraordinary correspondence of Griffin & Sabine continues||Nick Bantock||PR6052.A54 S24 1992|
|Free as in free...||Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas, Irena Borić||PN6014 .F74 2016|
|Forms of education: couldn't get a sense of it||Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas, Irena Borić||N345 .F67 2016|
|Seas / Horse||Daniel Citro||PS3603.I897 S43 2013|
|5 meters of poems = 5 metros de poemas||Carlos Oquendo de Amat||PQ8497.O5 C513 2010|
|Prosthesis||Ian Hatcher||PS3608.A8633 A6 2016|
Search the UW Libraries catalog for "how to" books on book making techniques using the following keywords: