The Herron Art Library has approximately 400 fine press and artists' books in the collection, including several books by prominent book artists Julie Chen, Rebecca Goodale, Lois Morrison, Carol Schwartzot, Bonnie Stahlecker, Karen Baldner, and Paul Brown. The Herron Art Library believes that providing our faculty and students with examples of book arts will greatly enhance the quality of education at Herron School of Art and Design.
How to Access the Collection: The collection is accessible to faculty, students, and non-affiliated visitors during operating hours. It is best to let us know ahead of time what you would like to see. Use IUCAT to search for a particular work, or browse a list of our collection. To browse, leave the search boxes blank, choose Indpls- Herron Art Library in the Library drop-down menu, and Herron Library- Artists' Books in the Location menu. Then hit the search button.
What are Artists' Books?
They can include books that are entirely handmade or mass-produced. The key distinction is that artists' books are made or designed by artists with the intention of the book being the art object, as a means to share with others. There are variations on this concept, with some artists more focused on the content of the book, while others make the form and material of the book their art.