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Artists' Books in the Special Collections at DAAP

The DAAP Library’s special collections room includes artists' books by many famous artists: Sol LeWitt, Edward Ruscha, Dieter Roth, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono and others. The collection is also comprised of several hundred hand-crafted books, many of which serve as excellent examples of fine binding and book illustration and reflect a focus on the artistic movements of the 1970s and 1980s. The Library Catalog lists the collection at the DAAP Library (conduct a subject search on "Artists' Books" in the library catalog and limit the location to DAAP Library (see screenshot).

Subject searches only search the catalog's subject field, you have to know the proper subject heading for this type of search to work:

  • Subject Search Examples
    • artists' books--20th century --Exhibitions
    • artists' books--England--London

Pick a theme and search as a keyword combined with the subject term "Artists' Books":

  • Keyword: walking AND  artists' books SUBJ.

If you know the title of the book or the book's author, enter it last name first:

  • Material Time, Work Time, Life Time  TITLE
  • Roth, Dieter Author


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