|Artists’ Books: Creating,
A one-day workshop for ARLIS UK and Ireland Art Libraries Society
Chelsea College of Art and Design
19 May 2006
A one-day workshop aimed at those involved in building and maintaining a collection of artists’ books. The event covered building a balanced collection, cataloguing problems and a book artist's perspective on the process of creation and issues around sourcing. The day included a welcome and Introduction from the Chair, Liz Lawes (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL), a viewing of Chelsea College of Art and Design's Artists’ Books Collection and three sessions:
1,2,3,5: building a collection of artists' books - Stephen Bury (British Library)
Creation and Sources Sarah Bodman (University of the West of England)
The talk aims to illustrate some of the creative methods used by individual artists and show book projects from the Centre for Fine Print Research which allow access to artists' information for sales or free downloads, such as The History Book that Never Was, Arcadia and Bookmarks I-IV, and the production of some of my own artists’ books. It also offers some advice on sources for purchasing artists' books in the UK, further afield and online. The text should be read in conjunction with the PowerPoint presentation for illustrations, and the websources and places lists, for links to the websites of artists and books mentioned.
To view Sarah's PowerPoint (Flash Conversion) presentation, click here.
to download (pdf format) the full talk and accompanying information sheets click:
the whole text of the talk Creation and Sources
is the list of places
the list of websources
Cataloguing artists’ books – Maria White (Tate) and Patrick Perratt (National Art Library)
Plus the launch of the new publication: Artists’ books: A Cataloguers’ Manual Compiled by Maria White, Patrick Perratt and Liz Lawes for the ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee, 2006.
ISBN 0-9552445-0-1 / ISBN 978-0-9552445-0-6
Designed for anyone involved in the cataloguing of artists’ books. As many cataloguers may not be very familiar with the genre, the manual is preceded by an introductory section giving a brief history of artists’ books, a discussion of the problems associated with defining the term itself and an outline of specific problems the cataloguer may face. The manual itself takes the cataloguer through each applicable rule from AACR2, offering guidance on interpretation and, where necessary, expanding on the rules. Appendices include full examples in MARC21, some with photographs, a bibliography and a list of websites that the cataloguer may find useful. The manual is in an easy to use spiral bound A5 format.
Price: £35 for ARLIS/UK & Ireland members; £45 for non-members
To purchase a copy, please contact: Anna Mellows, ARLIS/UK & Ireland, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, Somerset House, The Strand, London, WC2R 0RN, UK
Tel: +44(0)20 7848 2703
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2887