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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist%27s_book

Artists' books (or book arts) are works of art that utilize the form of the book. They are often published in small editions, though they are sometimes produced as one-of-a-kind objects. Contents. [hide]. 1 Overview; 2 Early history. 2.1 Origins of the form: William Blake. 3 Avant-garde production 1909–1937. 3.1 Russian ...

www.printedmatter.org/what-we-do/what-is-an-artists-book

Printed Matter works to distribute and promote artists' books to bring an increased visibility and appreciation to the field. The range of publications stocked at the shop is a testament to our broad and all-inclusive understanding of the medium. Unlike an art book, catalog or monograph that tend to showcase artworks created  ...

library.si.edu/collection/artists-books

An artist's book is a medium of artistic expression that uses the structure or function of “book” as inspiration—a work of art in book form. Although artists have illustrated the words of others for centuries, the book as art object is relatively recent, and the Smithsonian Libraries has a rich, diverse collection of artist-made books ...

www.artsy.net/gene/artists-books

An art book is a museum without walls.” —André Malraux Artists' books span the range from sculptures in the form of pop-up books to artworks realized in a more traditional book format. The much-debated term, attributed to curator Diane Vanderlip in her 1973 exhibition “Artists' Books” at the Moore College of Art in ...

blog.library.si.edu/blog/2012/06/01/what-is-an-artists-book

Jun 1, 2012 ... An artist's book is a medium of artistic expression that uses the form or function of “book” as inspiration. It is the artistic initiative seen in the illustration, choice of materials, creation process, layout and design that makes it an art object. A book that only contains text is simply a book; even if authored by an ...

www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/books-artists

Artists' books are books made or conceived by artists. There are fine artists who make books and book artists who produce work exclusively in that medium, as well as illustrators, typographers, writers, poets, book binders, printers and many others who work collaboratively or alone to produce artists' books.

guides.library.yale.edu/c.php?g=295819&p=1972525

Jul 20, 2017 ... The term artists' books is difficult to define. The debate over the "true" definition of the term has lasted for several decades. [1] The general consensus is that there is no one definition. Many other terms are also used to suggest the same concept : book art, book as artwork, bookwork, artists' bookworks, book ...

guides.library.yale.edu/c.php?g=295819&p=1972527

Jul 20, 2017 ... The first forerunner to contemporary artists' books is probably the British artist William Blake, who worked in the late 1700's and early 1800's. Blake was a poet, painter and printmaker. He wanted to integrate his visual and written work. While Blake produced traditional format books, he was radical in his ...

www.artistsbooksonline.org

JAB19: The Journal of Artists' Books (2003) by JAB (Brad Freeman, editor) · JAB20: The Journal of Artists' Books (2003) by JAB (Brad Freeman, editor) · Jane Goes Out w' the Scouts (1980) by Johanna Drucker · Joni Mabe's Museum Book ( 1988) by Joni Mabe · Journal of the Identical Lunch (1971) by Alison Knowles.