University of Arizona

                                           In preparation for the Tucson Festival of Books (March 9 & 10), Special Collections will be closed on Friday, March 8th

Artists' Books: Photography + Imagination

Online exhibit

Books have a recognizable look and feel.

With the creative investigations of spaces and places, artists’ books reimagine design, materials, typography, words and images, including photography. Whether created by a single artist—or by a collaboration of artists, printers, binders, papermakers, poets or scholars—artists’ books invite the reader to discover their rich structures and to experience them through a personal examination of their content. 

This online exhibit celebrates the history of these books and their makers, printers and designers.

The works displayed in our online exhibit, which are part of the larger collection housed in Special Collections, were made using a range of methods and materials and represent artists’ books produced from the early 1900s through today.