The CIA Library has books and exhibition catalogs on artists’ books, and these are a great place to learn about the history, critical issues, and variety of books made by artists.
The following books are useful introductions.
The library is constantly adding more books on and exhibitions catalogs of artists’ books as well as books about specific artists’ books presses and artists. To find more information about the genre of artists’ books and its history, look up the following SUBJECT in the library’s online catalog:
If browsing is your preference, then you will want to look at books in call number section N 7433.3 - N 7433.4. In this section of the library, you will find books about artists’ books and their history, exhibition catalogs, criticism and theory, as well as books on specific presses.
Books about and exhibition catalogs of artists’ books have great photos, and looking at these photos can help you identify which books in the library’s artists' books collection or types of books you want to see.
Use ART SOURCE to find articles on artists' books and bookmakers. If you are off campus, you will need to log-in through a proxy server using the same username and password you use to log-on to a computer on campus.