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The following is an introductory reading list on artists' books. All books listed can be consulted in the National Art Library, search the NAL catalogue for full details.

Bury, Stephen. Artists' Books: the Book as a Work of Art, 1963–1995. Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1995. NAL pressmark: AB.95.0014

Castleman, Riva.A Century of Artists Books. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1994. NAL pressmark: AB.94.0020

Chapon, François. Le Peintre et le Livre: l'Age d'Or du Livre Illustré en France 1870–1970. Paris: Flammarion, 1987. NAL pressmark: 507.C.172

Courtney, Cathy. Speaking of Book Art: Interviews with British and American Book Artists. Los Altos Hills: Anderson-Lovelace, 1999. NAL pressmark: AB.99.0001

Drucker, Johanna. The Century of Artists Books. New York: Granary Books, 1995.
NAL pressmark: 602.AC.0054

Hogben, Carol and Rowan Watson, eds. From Manet to Hockney: Modern Artists' Illustrated Books. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985. NAL pressmark: 603.AA.0251

Hubert, Renée Riese and Hubert, Judd D. The Cutting Edge of Reading: Artists' Books. New York: Granary Books, 1999. NAL pressmark: AB.99.0007

Johnson, Robert Flynn. Artists Books in the Modern Era 1870–2000: the Reva and David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books. London: Thames & Hudson, 2002. NAL pressmark: AB.2001.0002

The Journal of Artists' Books: JAB. New York: Interplanetary Productions, 1994– NAL pressmark: PP.115.A

Klima, Stefan. Artists Books: a Critical Survey of the Literature. New York: Granary Books, 1998. NAL pressmark: AB.98.0013

Moeglin-Delcroix, Anne. Esthétique du Livre d'Artiste: 1960/1980. Paris: Jean-Michel Place; Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1997. NAL pressmark: AB.97.0003

Peixoto, Tanya et al., ed.  Artist's Book Yearbook. Stanmore: Magpie Press, 1995– NAL pressmark: individually pressmarked for each year held

Lyons, Joan, ed. Artists' books: a Critical Anthology and Sourcebook. New York: Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1985. NAL pressmark: AB.85.0001

Turner, Silvie and Ian Tyson, eds. British Artists' Books, 1970-1983: an Exhibition . London: Lund Humphries, 1984. NAL pressmark: AB.84.0002

Turner, Silvie, ed. Facing the Page: British Artists' Books: a Survey 1983-1993 . London: Estamp, 1993. NAL pressmark: AB.93.0002

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