BOOK ARTS //

 

This is a subject guide for finding materials on book arts in the Greenfield Library at the University of the Arts. Book Arts& is a broad term that encompasses the crafts of bookbinding, papermaking, and marbling, the techniques of conservation and restoration, book design, the history of the book, rare books and artists' books. Send any questions about this topic to the e-mail address at the end of this document

Reference Materials

The first place to look when beginning research on a topic is in reference material: specialized dictionaries, encyclopedias or handbooks. These allow you to check names, dates and places, find additional information, and look up definitions of unknown terms. They are particularly helpful for finding basic background information on a topic, and are often the only place many students may need to look to find answers to their questions. They may include bibliographies (lists of additional materials, usually considered by the author to be the best on that topic).

The following is a list of relevant books in the Greenfield Library. REF before a call number indicates the books location in the Reference Stacks.

SELECTED BOOKS

The art of the book: from medieval manuscript to graphic novel.
Harry N. Abrams, 2001.
741.6409 Ar75b

The Artist and the book in twentieth-century Italy. Umberto Allemandi, 1992.
700.904 Ar78j

The bookman's glossary. 5th ed. R. R. Bowker, 1975.
REF 655 B64

Bury, Stephen. Artists' books: the book as a work of art, 1963-1995. Scolar Press, c1995.
700.904 B959a

Castleman, Riva. A century of artists books. Museum of Modern Art, c1994.
700.904 C279c

De Hamel, Christopher. A history of illuminated manuscripts.
2. ed. rev., enl. and with new ill. Phaidon, 1994.
745.6709 D34h 1994

Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall. Encyclopedia of the book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press, 1996.
REF 655 G45 1996

Greenfield, Jane. ABC of bookbinding: a unique glossary with over 700 illustrations for collectors & librarians. Lyons Press,1998.
REF 686.303 G837a

Guild of Book Workers. Guild of Book Workers: membership directory. The Guild.
REF 686.0922 G943m 2006

Hiebert, Helen. The papermaker's companion: the ultimate guide to making and using handmade paper.
Storey Books, c2000
676.22 H531p

Hubert, Renee Riese. The cutting edge of reading: artists' books. Granary Books, 1999.
700.904 H862c

Johnson, Arthur W. The Thames and Hudson manual of bookbinding: with 270 illustrations, in color and black and white. Thames and Hudson, 1981, c1978.
686.302 J63t

Lhotka, Edward R. ABC of leather bookbinding: an illustrated manual on traditional bookbinding. 1st ed. Oak Knoll Press, 2000.
686.3 L613abc 2000

A millennium of the book: production, design & illustration in manuscript & print, 900-1900. Oak Knoll Press, 1994.
002 M611m

Needham, Paul. William Morris and the art of the book: with essays on William Morris, as book collector by Paul Needham, as calligrapher by Joseph Dunlap, and as typographer by John Dreyfus. Pierpont Morgan Library, c1976.
686.0924 M834n

The Penland book of handmade books: master classes in bookmaking techniques. Lark Books, c2004.
686.3 P379l

Peyre, Yves. Art Deco bookbindings: the work of Pierre Legrain and Rose Adler. Princeton Architectural, 2004
686.300922 P465a
Roberts, Matt T. Bookbinding and the conservation of books: a dictionary of descriptive terminology. Library of Congress, 1982.
REF 686.303 R543b 1982


Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf). Early American children's books. The Southworth Press, 1933.
REF 028.5 R72e

Smith, Margaret M. The title-page, its early development, 1460-1510. Oak Knoll Press, 2000.
686.225209 Sm62tp

Wolfe, Richard J. Marbled paper: its history, techniques, and patterns: with special reference to the relationship of marbling to bookbinding in Europe and the Western world. University of Pennsylvania Press, c1990.
686.36 W832m

Young, Laura S. Bookbinding & conservation by hand: a working guide. Rev. ed. Oak Knoll Press, 1995.
686.302 Y85b

VIDEOS

Basic book repair with Jane Greenfield.
written and directed by Mark Schaeffer
Wilson, c1988.
GV17
Jane Greenfield demonstrates the repair of a torn page, a cut page, a broken hinge, a shaken hinge, and a flapping spine.

Beyond words: the marriage of art and literature in bookmaking.
produced and directed by Anita Saewitz
Video Planning, Inc. : Carob Video, c1994.
GV263
Discusses the art form of "livres d'artistes", or, books with graphic works that are hand made creations produced in limited editions and are collaborations between writers and artists.

ARTISTS' BOOKS

GREENFIELD BOOK ARTS COLLECTION: a growing collection of handmade, one-of-a kind and limited edition artists books. These must be used in the library.

Searching the Catalog by Subject

The University Libraries combine their holdings in one ONLINE CATALOG. Use it to find books, videos, CDs, scores, journal titles, etc. To locate all of the materials the library holds on a topic, it is most efficient to search by subject. Use the following SUBJECT HEADINGS to find materials in addition to the Reference Books listed above. These subject headings are standard and are used in most libraries.

ARTISTS' BOOKS
ARTISTS' ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
BOOK COLLECTING
BOOK COVERS
BOOK DESIGN
BOOK INDUSTRIES AND TRADE
BOOK JACKETS
BOOKPLATES
BOOK ORNAMENTATION
BOOKBINDING-check subheadings
BOOKS
BOOK CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION
FINE BINDINGS
ILLUMINATION OF BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS
ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
ILLUSTRATION OF BOOKS
MAIL ART
MANUSCRIPTS
MARBLING (BOOKBINDING)
PAPER HANDMADE
PAPERMAKING
RARE BOOKS

Periodical Indexes: Finding Articles

Finding Articles Periodical indexes are research tools that allow you to search for articles in journals. Abstracts are paragraphs summarizing the contents of a journal article.

Search the library's Electronic Indexes and Databases by TYPE or by SUBJECT.
Check out the following for this topic:
ARTBIBLIOGRAPHIES MODERN
DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index
THE GROVE DICTIONARY OF ART (we also have the print version in 34 volumes: REF 703 D561t)
JSTOR
WILSON DATABASES

Be aware that there are different ways to find an article once you pull up a citation in the index:

  • Check to see if our library holds the journal title. Look in the library's printed list or look up the journal title in the CATALOG.
  • See if there is a link to a full-text article online and e-mail it to yourself.
  • See what OTHER LIBRARIES in the area hold the journal.
  • Use INTERLIBRARY LOAN to request materials not owned by the UArts Libraries.

Style Manuals: Citing Your Sources

When you find information on a topic, no matter what format it takes (book, journal, Web page), there are style manuals to show you the correct way to give cite those sources in a paper.

Web Sites

There are different kinds of book arts web sites:
SITES CREATED BY NON-PROFIT CENTERS, ORGANIZATIONS AND UNIVERSITIES
include workshop/course offerings, photos of works, profiles of artists, teachers, & designers, and lists of related links

SITES EXPLAINING TECHNICAL INFORMATION
in the form of tutorials, articles, or photographs

SITES SPONSORED BY GUILDS
good resource in support of book arts and include online exhibits, lists of publications, info on listservs, and online directories of educational opportunities

COMMERCIAL SITES OF INTEREST
advertise artists works, but also link to artist sites and forums

Book Arts on the Web: An introduction to selected resources
http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues2004/april04/bookarts .htm
An annotated list of essential sites which appeared in C&RL News April 2004 vol. 65 no. 4
It is included here thanks to the permission of the author, Cynthia L. Gregory

Book Arts/Printmaking at the University of the Arts
http://www.uarts.edu/academics/cad/bookarts.html

The San Francisco Center for the Book
http://www.sfcb.org/

The Paper Project at Arizona State University
http://paperproject.org

Jones on Bookbinding
http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/book/




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