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Artists' Book Collection - ACA Library at SCAD Atlanta: Annual Artist's Book Events

This guide will help you use library tools to find information and inspiration for your research on artists' books.

Annual Student Artist's Book Competition

Students who had award winning books in 2011.

Each spring the library hosts a Juried Student Artist's Book Competition that coincides with the Artist's Book Symposium. SCAD students from any location may enter up to three artists' books that were made within one year of the competition deadline. An outside juror selects three award winning books and may award honorable mentions as well as selecting entries to put on display in the Student Artist's Book Exhibit. Award winning books are purchased by the library and entered into the Artist's Book Collection. The next Student Artist's Book competition is in May of 2017.

Artist's Book Symposium

The ACA Library hosts an Artist's Book Sympoisum every spring. The symposium is dedicated to the discussion and study of artists' books and typically includes several speakers, a free workshop for SCAD students, a reception, and a chance to handle artists' books from the collection in an artist's book 'petting zoo'. The next Artist's Book Symposium is in the spring of 2015. This site will be updated with more information as it is available.

Copper engraving workshop with the German artist Anton Würth in 2011. 

9th Annual Artists' Book Competition - on display May 16- August, 2016

Artists' Book Exhibits : Artists' Books, Zines, & Everything in Between

A is for

Altered, Assemblage, Audio, Activism, Anthology

B is for

Burned, Bookwork

C is for

Comic, Conceptual, Chapbook

D is for

Digital, Dos-a-dos, Devore

E is for

Etching, Edition, Ephemera

F is for

French Door, Flip, Fan, Fluxus, Fore edge

G is for

Gate Fold, Games

H and I are for

Handmade Paper; Illustrated Intaglio

J and K are for

Jacob's Ladder, Japanese Stab Bind, Journal; Kinetic, Kaleidoscope

L is for

Letterpress, Laser Cut

M is for

Mail Art, Miniature, Magazine, Matchbox

N is for

Novella, Notebook, Non-adhesive

O is for

Object, Offset

P is for

Poster, Postcard, Photography

R is for

Readymade, Rust

S is for

Sculpture, Stamp Art, Serigraphy

T is for

Typewriter, Tunnel, Transfer, Transparent

U is for

Untitled, Unbound

V is for

Vellum, Visual Poetry

W is for

Wordless, Wood Type, Wood Cut

X and Y are for

Xerography; Yoko Ono (You!)

Z is for

Zine

9th Annual Artists' Book Sympoium : Instant Book!

Make your own instant book! Just print the PDFs double sided and follow the cut and fold directions.

Artists' Book Exhibits

The library hosts book arts exhibits from the permanent collection, outside institutons, and SCAD faculty and students. The image above is from an exhibition of artists' books by students graduating with a Book Arts minor, available through the Printmaking department.