About Artists' Books
The term "artist's book" may be applied to a wide range of book objects combining artmaking, bookbinding, literature, and sculpture, influenced by many avant-garde, conceptual, and contemporary movements throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. The name has come to embody the physical expression of the book as an art object. Artists' books may be created in a variety of structures and every conceivable print media and range from inexpensive offset multiples to unique or small production works using elaborate craft techniques.
Selected Books About Artists' Books
Artists' Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art / Gwen Allen
A Century of Artists' Books / Riva Castleman
Artists/Author: Contemporary Artists' Books / Cornelia Lauf, Clive Phillpot
Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook / Joan Lyon
Artists' Books, A Critical Survey of the Literature / Stefan Klima
By Chance: Serendipity and Randomness in Contemporary Artists' Books / Robin Price
Contemporary Polish Book Art / Alicja Slowikowska
Speaking of Book Art: Interviews with British & American Book Artists / Cathy Courtney
The Book as Art: Artists' Books from the National Museum in the Arts / Krystyna Wasserman
The Century of Artists' Books / Johanna Drucker
The Cutting Edge of Reading: Artists' Books / Renée Riese Hubert
Zehn Jarhe Kunsterbucher: Ten Years of Artists' Books / Unica T.