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Resource Guide:
Book Arts

Websites and Digital Archives

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Artists’ books -- Books, Artists’
  • Bookcraft (Art)
  • Bookmaking (Art)
  • Bookworks (Art)
  • Art Objects
  • Book Artists
  • Artists’ illustrated books
  • Book Design
  • Manuscript, illuminated
  • Paper dying
  • Paper finishing
  • Paper -- Design & Construction

Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Literacy Through the book artsLB 1027.25 .J65 1993
1000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as ArtN 7433.3 .S35 2012
Masters: Book ArtsN 7433.3 .M39 2011
The Book as Art: Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the ArtsN 7433.35 .U6 W37 2011
A Century of Artists BooksN 7433.3 .C38 1994
Altered Art: Techniques for Creating Altered Books, Boxes, Cards & MoreTT 857 .T39 2004
The Building of A Book: A series of practical articles written by experts in the various departments of book making and distributingZ 116 .A2 H6
The Design of BooksZ 116 .A3 W53 1967
Annals of Printing: A chronological encyclopedia from the earliest times to 1950Z 124 .B45 1966