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Book Arts / Artist's Books

This is a general guide about artist's books and the Baylor Book Arts Collection

Julie Chen

Book Artist, Julie Chen, "has achieved prominence by creating conceptually sophisticated works that combine traditional techniques, such as letterpress printing and hand bookbinding, with more modern technologies such as photopolymer plates and laser cutting. She is known for pushing the structural boundaries of the artist's book with a range of architectural and sculptural approaches. At the same time, her work is praised for its high standard of production and emphasis on the artist's book as a tactile experience.  -  Wikipedia: "Julie Chen (book artist)"

To learn more about Julie and her work, visit her site at

Brian Dettmer

"Brian Dettmer is an American contemporary artist. He is noted for his alteration of preexisting media—such as old books, maps, record albums, and cassette tapes—to create new, transformed works of visual fine art." - from Wikipedia: Brian Dettmer. For more on Brian and his work, visit

Peter & Donna Thomas

Peter and Donna Thomas are book artists, letterpress printers, and paper makers who have visited Baylor several times for lectures, demonstrations, and workshops with studio art classes. More about them and their work can be found at

Artist's Books at MIT

A brief intro to artist's books from MIT Libraries

Book Arts Program Univ. of Utah Marriott Library

Interview about the Book Arts Program the University of Utah's Marriott Library (PBS Utah).

State Library of Victoria

Des Cowley, State Library of Victoria's Rare Printed Collections Manager, shares highlights from the State Library's collection of artist's books.

University Libraries

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