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Rare Books Collection at the Center for Archival Collections: Artists' Books

Overview of the Collection

An artists’ book can be as varied physically as a book’s genre. They can be in an unusual shape or made of a unique material. They are often released in small editions, by private presses, and valued sometimes more for their physicality than content.

The rare books collection contains over 60 artists' books from a variety of author/artists including, Vince Koloski, Julie Chen, Christine Kermaire, and Robbin Ami Silverberg, among others.

Artist books are frequently used in classroom instruction in art courses and literature courses. If you are interested in viewing or using the artist book collection in your classroom, please contact Libby Hertenstein.

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