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Artists' Books: Online Collections

Online Collections

Artists’ Books at Reed College

A digitized collection of significant 20th century and contemporary artists’ books, including fine press, conceptual, sculptural, and design focused works in addition to serialized publications.  The works are photographed in their entirety and able to viewed page by page.  The catalogue also includes tools for browsing and searching the collection.


Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of Art Institute of Chicago

The catalog/website for the university’s collection of over 8,000 items. It includes brief descriptions and an image of each work, as well as a variety of tools for searching, browsing, and categorizing the collection.


Artists’ Book Collection, University of Wisconsin Digital Archives

An index of the university’s artists’ book collection, of over 800 titles, which includes images and descriptions.  The goal is to create a “visual finding aid” to allow the public to navigate the collection comprised of limited edition, one-of-a-kind, and offset books.


Primary Information’s Online Projects, Primary Information

Publications by Seth Siegelaub, Allan Kaprow, Dick Higgins, and others in downloadable PDF format.  Primary Information has compiled and digitized a selection of conceptual and avant-garde artists’ books (ie. Sieglaub’s Xerox Book), exhibition catalogues, and pamphlet series’ from the mid 60’s to early 70’s.

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