Books on Artists' Books
The Pratt Libraries offer many books related to artists' books. Search for books in our online catalog, PrattCat.
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The Pratt Libraries Artists' Books Collection
"The Artists' Books Collection encompasses books crafted, published, produced or altered by an artist, including works resulting from an artist's collaboration with artist-run organizations, colleges, universities, galleries, and museums. The collection also includes non-book works that represent a conceptual renegotiation of the traditional book form. Works in the collection date from 1960 to the present." Pratt Libraries Web site
Artists' books aren't always referred to as "artists' books." Depending on a variety of factors like binding (if any), materials used, processes employed, etc., different terms can be used to refer to artists' publications. The following terms are commonly used to name different types of artists' publications.
fine press book
I believe it was William Shakespeare who once said, "An artist's book by any other name is as sweet." The Pratt Libraries Artists' Books Collection offers a variety of artist's book types.
Artist's Book Glossary
Not sure what "colophon" or another book art term means?
Use this Artist Book Glossary care of the the Montana State University Library Special Collections.
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