Unique Collections

Artists' Books Collection

Inspired by the form or function of the book, these works of art are meant to be touched. They allow you to interact with them at your own pace, providing a visual and tactile experience. Our collection ranges from the 1960s through to contemporary works, and offers a variety of titles that can be illustrative, photographic, textual, sculptural, or a mix of elements that will challenge your views about what the definition of the book means.

Artists' books in our collection

Viewing the Collection

Interested in seeing our artists' books? Although searchable in the Library catalogue, the collection can be viewed by appointment only. Email your request to: 

  • Eva Revitt - revitte@macewan.ca (class visits)
  • Kathy Blasko - blaskok@macewan.ca (individuals)
  • Please include areas of interest such as titles, themes, or formats you would like to see.

Searching the Collection

To find titles, go to the search bar on any page and click Advanced Search. On the next screen, look at the Limit to options on the left side menu. Under Special Collection choose Artists' Books from the dropdown menu. You'll now see every title in the collection. You can add a keyword or subject to the search bars at the top to narrow your search.

Shows using the Special Collection drop-down list under the Advance Search