"The Book as Art: Alchemy on the Page" Related Resources

Interested in learning more about books as works of art? Find a list of further reading and other resources below.

Further Reading

Works and movements featured on this website
Artists’ Books



  • Manifestoes of Surrealism (University of Michigan, 1969), André Breton
  • Surrealism and the Book (University of California, 1988), by Renée Riese Hubert
  • Surrealism (Phaidon, revised edition 2010), ed. Mary Ann Caws

Historic and contemporary artists’ books

  • Artists’ Books in the Modern Era 1870–2000 (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2001) Exhibition catalogue: highlights of the Reva and David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books
  • The Century of Artists’ Books (Granary Books, 2nd revised edition, 2004), by Johanna Drucker An authoritative overview of the art form
  • A Book of the Book (Granary Books, 2000), ed. Jerome Rothenberg and Steven Clay An essential anthology of writings on the nature of the book as a visual/literary medium
  • A Century of Artists’ Books (Museum of Modern Art, 1994), by Riva Castleman A guide to twentieth century livres d’artistes
  • Splendid Pages (Hudson Hills, 2003) The Bareis Collection of Modern Illustrated Books, Toledo Museum of Art
  • Breaking the Rules: The Printed Face of the European Avant Garde 1900–1937 (The British Library, 2007), by Stephen Bury

Other resources online

Book Arts Centers