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Artists' Books Guide

This guide is all about artists' books, their history, and how to make them.

What is an Artist Book?

Artists’ books come in all shapes and sizes and resist an easy definition. At the most basic level, an artist book is a work of art in the form of a book or inspired by the idea of a book. Some book artists create small handcrafted editions that employ bookbinding, paper cutting and folding techniques to create a canvas on which they can then print, draw, write, or paint, while others make books that are mass-produced in larger editions.  Below are some examples of the varied definition of artists’ books.