What is an “artist’s book?” The simple definition is “art in book form,” but the talented artists who work in this unusual medium regularly take the concept of a book to a whole new level. This program featuring artists Libby Barrett, Kathleen Leggett, Anna Low, & Solange Kellermann was presented on December 14, 2021. These artists were among those whose works were featured in Remarkable Maine Women, an exhibit of artists’ books in the library’s Stier Family gallery that honored famous Maine women. The exhibit was on display during the months of November and December of 2021.
In Artists’ Books 101, the presenters discuss the basics of how artist’s books are made, and offer tips, techniques, and resources available to you if you’d like to give this unique art form a try. The artists also present brief demonstrations of how to create various types of artist’s books.
Below are downloadable resources you can use to help you get started in creating artists’s books of your own!