Collection AB - Artists' Books Special Collection

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AB

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Artists' Books Special Collection

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  • 1882 - 2014 (Creation)

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179 volumes

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(2001 - present)

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The Artists’ Books Collection was established in 1998 following the exhibition Books As Art held at Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery, Cheltenham Town Hall and the Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education’s Pittville Campus

Artists’ Books are created by fine artists and are also known as book art or bookworks. They come in all shapes and sizes, covering diverse topics from Trump to the Trojan War. They can use traditional book bindings or other material, and are often published in small or even single editions

Our collection includes works by Andrew Bick, Melanie Council, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hamish Fulton, Robert Lax, Chris Ophili, Terry Smith and Andy Warhol

The collection is available to search on the University’s Library Catalogue https://glos.on.worldcat.org/search?sortKey=LIBRARY&databaseList=&queryString=B8%3AArtists+Books&changedFacet=scope&subscope=wz%3A18387%3A%3Azs%3A37348&format=all&database=all&author=all&year=all&yearFrom=&yearTo=&language=all&topic=all

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