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Artists' Books: Web Resources

There are plenty of online resources to help you learn more about artists books, the people who make them, and those who collect or sell their works.

Useful websites

Online Artists' Books Collections

The largest US collection of artists’ books is at MOMA. It has over 10,000 books including 3,700 items from Franklin Furnace (founded in 1976 by Martha Wilson as an artists’ book archive).  All of the books are listed in MOMA’s DADABASE (online catalog); you can limit your search to artists’ books. While this online catalog does not include images, it remains a very useful source of information about specific artists’ books.

Many art libraries have artists' books collections, and each has its own collecting scope.  Some examples of collections with good online images:

Vendors, Dealers, & Cooperatives

Book Artists' Websites

Don't forget to search for your favorite book artist's website; these often have terrific images, the artist's CV, and helpful artist statements.