Artists' books in the SCAD Libraries - Atlanta are kept in Special Collections and may be handled in the Artists' Book Display Room only. If you are looking for a specific artist, structure, or technique, you can search the Classic Catalog using advanced search and limiting the location to SCAD Libraries - Atlanta.
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The range of techniques and processes used to create artists' books is widely varied. From accessible Xerography to fine press etching and letterpress, the collection holds examples of techniques used from the 1950s through present day.
Artists' books utilize a wide range of structures from the traditional codex to unbound pages, accordion folds to flag books. Below are a handful of examples of some of the more common structures found in the collection.
Book artists use many different materials to make their work beyond the categories listed above, including glass, organic matter such as hair and tea bags, and even bubble wrap. Often, the material of the book reflects its content.