Female Book Artists

Kara Walker Artist Book on Display at SLAM

By Rose Miyatsu on November 11, 2018

Washington University Libraries is always eager to share some of the more extraordinary pieces in our collection with the wider St. Louis community. It is therefore with great enthusiasm that we announce that one of our artist books, Freedom: A Fable by artist Kara Walker will be on display at th...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage with the Codex Espangliensis

By Rose Miyatsu on October 5, 2018

Today we are continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a look at a beautifully crafted artist book called Codex Espangliensis: From Columbus to the Border Patrol. Inspired by pre-Hispanic codices like the Codex Cospi, this collaboration between performance artist Guillermo Gómez-...

Contemporary Female Book Artists

By Rose Miyatsu on March 27, 2018

Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, today we are highlighting four prominent female book artists: Claire Van Vliet, Carol June Barton, Julie Chen, and Robbin Silverberg. What is an Artist Book? An artist book is a work of art that plays with the book in some form. Usually these a...