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Selected Print Reference Materials
Selected Print Reference Materials
Boatwright Memorial Library has copies of many technical manuals focusing on a variety of Book Arts subjects, including hand bookbinding, paper marbling, papermaking, and letterpress printing. These are available in the Book Arts Reference Collection located in the Book Arts Studio.
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Browsing Books by Subject in the Catalog
To browse books related to Book Arts and Artists' Books, use call numbers N7433.3 and N7433.35
To browse books about the Book Industry and Trade, use call numbers Z116 through Z659
The CODEX Papers is an annual journal dedicated to bibliographic and art historical research and opinion in the field of contemporary book arts.
Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
The GBW Newsletter appears 6 times a year. It contains the latest in GBW news, reports from the chapters, reports of conferences or meetings, supplies being offered for sale, publication reviews, and an extensive calendar of events.
Hand Papermaking is a semiannual journal that features articles on a variety of topics within the field, including: contemporary artistic approaches, craft techniques, historical topics and reference, international development, and educational initiatives.
Hand Papermaking also publishes a quarterly newsletter which includes letters to the editor, short articles from regular columnists, plus timely listings for national and international exhibitions, lectures, workshops, competitions, etc. The newsletter also includes classified and display advertising.
Journal of Artists' Books
JAB's mission is to engage with the field of artists books by means of critical discourse and creative exploration of the intersections of book arts, artists books, poetry, photography, experimental literature, printmaking, graphic design and other book-related creative endeavors. JAB ceased publication in spring 2020.
An e-journal focusing on bookbinding and book arts. Ceased publication in 2012.
Umbrella is the most comprehensive online quarterly covering the arena of artists’ books, art books and other multiple editions, including audio and new media.
Online Book Arts Resources
Artists' Books Online
Artists' Books Online is designed to promote critical engagement with artists books and to provide access to a digital repository of metadata, scans, and commentary.
Book Arts Web
This is the home of the Book Arts Web which features links to a large selection of book arts related sites on the web, including educational opportunities, professional organizations, tutorials, reference materials, and galleries with images.
The history of printing and the evolution of the book
Uprinting has compiled an extensive list of links to resources on the history of printing, papermaking, and the evolution of the book.
Technical Manuals in the Book Arts Reference Collection
Art of the Fold and Letterpress Now are two of many technical manuals available in the Book Arts Reference Collection