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Art and the Book

Research guide for artists' books and book arts.


The following is a list of suggested vocabulary to get started in searching for artists' books and book art materials.  

Accordion fold
Alphabet book
Artists' books
Book as art
Book art
Book design
Book making
Coptic binding
Fine books
Flip book
Illustrated books
Miniature books
Toy and movable books

Reference Sources

Reference sources like encyclopedias are great places to find background research about your topic, before delving more deeply into research.


Search WorldCat to find books in libraries throughout the United States and in selected libraries worldwide.  Books not available at Gelman can be requested via Consortium loan or Interlibrary loan.  In WorldCat look for the "Request this item through ILL" note in individual records.

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