January-February Staff Picks: Artists’ Books: Dimensional Stories

Reading Room, Second Floor


"As the model of the Library continues to evolve from a collection of printed material into that of a learning environment, patrons are becoming interested in utilizing the Library as a creative space, or a sort of “third place” away from home or the office.


Here at the Gottesman Libraries, EdLab offers funding, exhibition space, and support to artists who explore the intersections between education, technology, data, art, and media.


It seems natural to me, then, that the Artists’ Book bridges the gap between the written word and visual art.


When people think of an Artists’ Book, they are likely to assume this is a book about an Artist. Although there are some wonderful books published on the works of Artists, an Artists’ Book is a work of art that either uses a book as art medium, or is a sculptural or conceptual piece that is inspired by the idea of the book.


I studied book arts while earning a BFA at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN. As an artist, the fundamental theme that has remained incorporated into my work is the idea of story-telling. I enjoy pushing the boundaries of telling a story visually.


Please enjoy this collection that I have gathered that contains compilations of Artists’ Books, instructional references, and actual Artists’ Books."

-- Curator's Statement


Artists' Books: Dimensional Stories is curated by Jackie Duvall-Smith, conceptual artist.

Where: Reading Room, Second Floor



Staff Picks is curated each month by the Gottesman Libraries' staff to highlight resources on educational topics and themes of special interest.


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