The Artist's Books Collection
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Brief Description:

The collecting goal for the artists' books collection is to foster the study of the book as a contemporary artifact, both as a physical object and as a reflection of modern culture.  Artists' books are visually intriguing and challenge readers by incorporating meaning through formats, images, typography, and overall design.  Artists' books may be a unique item or may be published in a limited edition. The collection includes signed and numbered copies along with commercially published artists' books. Books describing artists' books or about making artists' books may also be included in this collection.

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Held at:
Denison University Special Collections
Email: archives [at]
Record Series Number: SC/001
Volume: 272.0 Items
Acquired: For collecting purposes, artists' books will be defined as original art that uses some form of book structure, as it has developed from tablets to codex and beyond.  This is a growing collection.
Access Restrictions: This collection is accessible for in-library use only. These books do not circulate and are only accessible in the Research Room during an appointment or open research hours. In some cases, specific books may not be available because they are in use by a faculty member for a course or because they are on loan to another library, museum, or gallery.
Subject Index
Special Collections
Genres/Forms of Material
Artists' books
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