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The Artists’ Books collection encompasses books conceived, crafted, published, produced or altered by an artist, designer or collective with the intention of creating an independent art work. The collection brings together a diversity of approaches in production ranging from self-published artists’ books, hand-printed limited editions to more formal, hardcover publications. While current collection development has focused on contemporary, limited edition print publications that exemplify the burgeoning collaboration occurring between designers, typographers, visual artists, poets, writers, curators and publishers, the collection maintains an emphasis on conceptual artists’ books from the 1960s to present.

To find out more about the collection please see the Artists’ Books Research Guide. At this time, access to items in the collection is available by appointment only. If you are interested in using the Artists' Books Collection please contact Ana Diab to arrange a time or fill out the form below.

Artists’ Books Viewing Request Form