Filter This collection: Artists Books

  • Title: Artists Books
  • Reference Code: IE/NIVAL AB
  • Level of Description: Collection
  • Creation Dates: 1997-2017
  • Extent And Medium: Over 1000 book works by individual artists and works by collaborating artists or artists and writers.
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  • Repository: NIVAL

Scope and Content

The NIVAL collection of Artists Books is comprised of more than 1000 titles by artists born in Ireland and by non-Irish artists living and/or working in Ireland. The works are made by individual artists, groups of collaborating artists, or artist and writer partnerships. The collection consists of hand-made, letterpress, and published works, both unique and in editions, and created in a variety of materials. Priority for acquisition is given to books wherein the artist has complete control over the creative process.
The library began collecting Irish Artists Books in 1997 and continues to actively acquire new works through donation or purchase.


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