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Book Arts: Resources for Artists' Books & Bookmaking: Image Collections

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

Artists' Books from Pratt's Collection

Selections from Pratt Institute Libraries' Special Collections

Images, including those below, of Pratt's artists' books collection can be found in Artstor.

Students may also view the artists' books in the Pratt Libraries' Special Collections in person. Submit all viewing requests, in person, at the 1st Floor Reference Desk at the Brooklyn Campus Library. 
Artists' books can be searched in Pratt's online catalog. For instruction on how to browse the Pratt catalog for Artists' Books, see the Resources page.

Helen Malone, Ten Books on Architecture, 2012.

Kara Elizabeth Walker, Freedom: A Fable, 1997.

Kang Sun Young, Memories Unfolded, 2011.

Artists' Books Collections Online

Videos of Artists' Books

Vimeo and YouTube can be good resources for viewing artists' books being handled. Some accounts to follow are listed below. Try searching each platform with the keywords in the Resources section.