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Book Arts: Resources for Artists' Books & Bookmaking: Introduction

This LibGuide will explore Book Arts from two perspectives: the history of the book and artists' book as innovations upon the traditional book.

Introduction

What are Book Arts?

This guide was created to help students explore book arts, or any practice that treats the book as an art object.

Resources for the study of both artists' books and bookmaking can be found on the following pages so students can explore book arts through the lenses of history, scholarship, and craft. Visual examples of bookmaking and artists' books can be found throughout. 

About Our Title Illustration

Karen Hardy
Beckoning, 2014
abaca, flax, and denim handmade paper, sand, hair, linen thread and plexiglass
12.25" x 18.25" x 0.25"
variable edition of three

Guide Contents

    

Artists' Books
Find definitions, reference books and examples of well-known artists' books
 

      Bookmaking
Find information about the history of books, book binding, papermaking, illustration, and typography

 
Resources
Find searching strategies for the Pratt Libraries Catalog
 
 

  Database resources
       
Explore Pratt Databases to find magazine and journal articles

    Online resources
        Find open access websites

 
Image Collections 
Browse artists' books online and view them in person at Pratt 
 

Events, Environments, & Enrichment

Find information about book fairs, conferences, classes and workshops

 

About Us

 

              Chelsea Cates                            Gina Elbert                            Joey Vincennie
              MSLIS  Student                        MSLIS  Student                   MSLIS/MA History of Art
           ccates30@pratt.edu                   gelbert@pratt.edu                   and Design Student
                                                                                                              jvincenn@pratt.edu

                                                                                                            

 

This LibGuide was created as part of a project for a Reference and Instruction course at the Pratt Institute School of Information.