Exploring artists’ books at MIT

New videos offer a closer look at our unique collections

Rotch Library is home to a small but growing collection of contemporary artists’ books — a type of art object that defies simple definition and embraces many forms. Some artists’ books resemble traditional books, while others use the printed book as a starting point, experimenting with form, structure, and/or content. The Libraries’ collection is deliberately interdisciplinary, reflecting the interests and mission of the Institute.

In the following videos, Anna Boutin-Cooper, librarian for the School of Architecture and Planning, offers a look at some of the dynamic pieces in the collection.

Learn more about how to access the collection.



Watch additional videos on the individual pieces seen here:


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