L-155v. Institutional Book Arts Collections: Evaluating & Describing - Advance Reading List

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  • This reading list is divided into seven units: Introduction to Artists’ Books and Book Art, History and Context, Collections Development, Collections Management, Cataloguing and Description, and Digitization and Access.

    It is recommended that you begin with Johanna Drucker’s The Century of Artists’ Books (New York: Granary Books, 2004).

    These readings will provide a broad introduction to the course themes. Additional resources and tools will be provided in advance of the course session.

  • Introduction to Artists’ Books and Book Art

    Adema, Janneke, and Gary Hall. “The Political Nature of the Book: On Artists’ Books and Radical Open Access.” New Formations 78, no. 1 (2013): 138-156.

    Burkhart, Anne L. ““Mongrel Nature:” A Consideration of Artists’ Books and Their Implications for Art Education.” Studies in Art Education 47, no. 3 (2006): 248-268.

    Chappell, Duncan. “Typologising the artist’s book.” Art Libraries Journal 28, no. 4 (2003): 12-20.

    Drucker, Johanna. The Century of Artists’ Books. New York: Granary Books, 2004.

    Drucker, Johanna. “Critical Issues/Exemplary Works.” The Bonefolder 1, no. 2 (Spring 2005): 3-15.

    Liebenberg-Barkhuizen, Estelle. “Artists’ books: A Postmodern Perspective.” South African Journal of Art History 24, no. 2 (2009): 65-73.

    Lovejoy, Margot. “Artists’ Books in the Digital Age.” SubStance 26, no. 1 (1997): 113-134.

    Scott, Carole. “Artists’ Books, Altered Books, and Picturebooks.” In Picturebooks: Representation and Narration, edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, 55-70, New York and London: Routledge, 2014.

    White, Tony. “From Democratic Multiple to Artist Publishing: The (R)evolutionary Artist’s Book.” Art Documentation 31, no. 1 (2012): 45-56.

  • History and Context

    Brandt, Bettina. “Scattered Leaves: Artist Books and Migration, a conversation with Yoko Tawada.” Comparative Literature Studies 45, no. 1 (2008): 12-22.

    Dane, William J. “The History of Fine Printing: A Special Collection in the Newark Public Library.” Special Collections 4, no. 1 (1988): 45-59.

    Dunlap, Joseph R. “Morris and the Book Arts before the Kelmscott Press.” Victorian Poetry (1975): 141-157.

    Foster, Hal. “An Archival Impulse.” October 110 (Fall 2004): 3-22.

    Piepmeier, Alison. “Why Zines Matter: Materiality and the Creation of Embodied Community.” American Periodicals 18, no. 2 (2008): 213-238.

    Portela, Manuel. “Embodying Bookness: Reading as Material Act.” Journal of Artists’ Books 30 (2011): 7-13.

    Vieth, Lynne S. “The Artist’s Book Challenges Academic Convention.” Art Documentation 25, no. 1 (2006): 14-19.

  • Collections Development

    Bury, Stephen. “1, 2, 3, 5: Building a Collection of Artists’ Books.” Art Libraries Journal 32, no. 2 (2007): 5-9.

    Chemero, Andrea. “How Libraries Collect and Handle Artists’ Books.” Art Documentation 19, no. 1 (2000): 22-25.

    McLeland, D. Courtenay. “Artists’ Books Collection Development: Considerations for New Selectors and Collections.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 18, no. 2 (2017): 80-93.

    Ricci, Giana, and Lori Salmon. “Art Library Collections at Research Universities: Challenges and Opportunities for Collaborative Collection Development.” Art Libraries Journal 47, no. 3 (2022): 67-74.

  • Collections Management

    Ekdahl, Janis. “Artists’ Books and Beyond: The Library of the Museum of Modern Art as a Curatorial and Research Resource.” International Journal of Special Libraries 33, no. 4 (1999): 241-248.

    Farman, Nola. “Artists’ books: managing the unmanageable.” Library Management 29, no. 4/5 (2008): 319-326.

    Herlocker, Annie. “Shelving Methods and Questions of Storage and Access in Artists’ Book Collections.” Art Documentation 31, no. 1 (2012): 67-76.

    Nascimento, Elisa Noronha. “Artists’ Books in Museums.” Museum Management and Curatorship 36, no. 3 (2021): 227-238.

    Rinaldo, Karan. “Evaluating the Future: Special Collections in Art Libraries.” Art Documentation 26, no. 2 (2007): 38-47.

  • Cataloguing and Description

    Carter, Sarah, and Alex O’Keefe. “Revealing Invisible Collections: Implementing the ARLIS/NA Artists’ Books Thesaurus to Provide Online Access.” Art Documentation 37, no. 2 (2018): 159-175.

    Dyer, Mary Anne, and Yuki Hibben. “Developing a Book Art Genre Headings Index.” Art Documentation 31, no. 1 (2012): 57-66.

    O’Dell, Allison Jai. “The Visual Vocabulary: Skos: Example and the Illustrated Artists’ Books Thesaurus.” Journal of Library Metadata 15, no. 3-4 (2015): 241-251.

    Paton, David. “The Bookness of a Book: Cataloging Affect in South African Artists’ Books.” Library Trends 68, no. 3 (2020): 521-548.

    Strizever, Michelle. “Artists’ Books DC: Developing Access, Promoting Research, and Facilitating Browsing.” Art Documentation 34, no. 1 (2015): 89-100.

  • Readers and Viewers

    Athanasiu, Eva. “Belonging: Artists’ Books and Readers in the Library.” Art Documentation 34, no. 2 (2015): 330-338.

    Grandal Montero, Gustavo. “Artists’ Books in Teaching and Learning.” The Blue Notebook 7, no. 1 (2012): 36-43.

    Hendrickson, Lois. “Teaching with Artifacts and Special Collections.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 90, no. 1 (2016): 136-140.

    Kulp, Louise A. “Teaching with Artists’ Books: An Interdisciplinary Approach for the Liberal Arts.” Art Documentation 34, no. 1 (2015): 101-123.

    Taraba, Suzy. “Now What Should We Do With Them?: Artists’ Books in the Curriculum.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 4, no. 2 (2003): 109-120.

    Tuttle, Jennifer S., and Cathleen Miller. “Unruly Voices: Artists’ Books and Humanities Archives in Health Professions Education.” Journal of Medical Humanities 41 (2020): 53-64.

    Varnalis-Weigle, Anastasia S. “A Comparative Study of User Experience between Physical Objects and their digital Surrogates.” Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies 3, no. 1 (2016): 3.

  • Digitization and Access

    Hobbs, James. “Digital and Tangible: The Accessibility of Sketchbooks in the UK’s Memory Institutions.” Art Libraries Journal 44, no. 4 (2019): 180-184.

    Hou, Yumeng, Sarah Kenderdine, Davide Picca, Mattia Egloff, and Alessandro Adamou. “Digitizing Intangible Cultural Heritage Embodied: State of the art.” Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage 15, no. 3 (2022): 1-20.

    Purcell, Alexandra. “Artists’ Books, Digital Exhibitions, and the Copyright Issues that Surround Them.” Art Documentation 34, no. 2 (2015): 321-329.

    Rossman, Jae Jennifer, and Jennifer Weintraub. “Digitization of Book Arts Ephemera in the Arts of the Book Collection, Yale University Library.” Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America 22, no. 2 (2003): 16-19.

    Shincovich, Ann C. “Copyright Issues and the Creation of a Digital Resource: Artists’ Books Collection at the Frick Fine Arts Library, University of Pittsburgh.” Art Documentation 23, no. 2 (2004): 8-13.