Artists’ books to browse or buy.
New York Public Library has collected artists’ books for many years, and now a search in the Library Catalog brings up records for no fewer than 2,727 items classified under the subject heading “artists’ books.” In addition to coming into the library to see selections from our collection, you could also head over to the New York Art Book Fair this weekend, at 548 West 22nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in New York City. There will be artists’ books, examples of hand press printing, and all sorts of other art publications. It’s all presented by Printed Matter, an excellent NYC-based resource for artists’ publications.
And when you are ready to get started thinking about making your own book, you might use the handbook Creating Artists’ Books by Sarah Bodman, at the Art and Architecture Division at the Schwarzman Building.