Artists' books are books made or conceived by artists. Artists' books that maintain the traditional structure of a book are often known as book art or bookworks, while those that reference the shape of a book are known as book objects. In 2008, the V&A hosted the exhibition Blood on Paper: The Art of the Book.
Artists' books are books made or conceived by artists. There are fine artists who make books and book artists who produce work exclusively in that medium, as well as illustrators, typographers, writers, poets, book binders, printers and many others who work collaboratively or alone to produce artists' books.
The Art of the Book
At a time when the notion of the book is challenged by the advent of the screen and computer, there are many extraordinary ways in which the book has been treated by leading artists of today and the recent past, where the artist has been the driving force in conception and design.