Saturday, 3 October 2009

Tate Britain Artists Book Collection

Library Collection
Artists' books collection

The Artists' Books collection contains books (normally defined as a number of pages attached to each other in some way) that are wholly or primarily conceived by (though not necessarily actually produced by) an artist and that are made in multiple editions. The collection numbers about 4,000, includes books dating from the 1960s onwards and is international in scope with an emphasis on British artists.

Artists' books explore ideas and concepts through book form as much as content by, for example, disrupting the sequence and nature of the page, by using interesting materials and printing techniques, by use of codex and non-codex bindings.

You can search for Artists' books on the Library catalogue.

From the catalogue, you can locate specific books of interest that can be brought out for when you visit (unfortunately no pictures)

the following is by Jatinder Bains, winner of the BIAD Artists Book Award in 2008:

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