Recently,we went live with new books for our Artists' Book Collection. If you haven't already taken a look at this collection, you should take a moment to browse these beautiful books. This database is an illustrated, descriptive index to the Artists’ Book Collection, located in the Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The artists’ books are finely crafted and visually stimulating works made by more than 150 presses and artists worldwide. They comprise limited edition, one-of-a-kind, and offset books, representative of major book artists working during the past thirty years, including many who trained in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department.
The image at the top is from a titled, A'tugwaqan: three Mi'kmaq Indian stories, created by Jim Lee and written by Ruth Holmes Whitehead. The book contains 20 woodcut images that required 14 press runs to be completed. There were 100 copies printed and signed by the author. The book was inspired by the lore and history of the Mi'kmaq People.
The next image is from the book Chasing Paper by Claudia Cohen.This is the third book in her series about her passion for collection paper of all types. This book has over 300 paper samples arranged in different ways. The paper is woven throughout the book and contains paper such as pre-20th century wallpaper, consumable packages, marbled, handmade, and labels.
There are about 30 new books that we have added to this collection that are crafted with fine detail and contain interesting information. I encourage you, if you have a moment, to take a look at these art works.