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RCAH 202 - Fall 2015 - Professor Lisa Biggs: Artists' books


Artists' books are a modern genre, sometimes described as an intersection of art and literature, or words and sculpture.

Here are several from our collection with political and social themes.

Oh Say Can You See

Artists book, Oh Say Can You See

Oh Say Can You See. Laura Russell, 2001.

Selected artists books

Affirmations of a Domestic Goddess. Maryann Riker. JUSTARIP Press, 2009.

More Garbage. Lise Melhorn-Boe. Transformer Press, 2010.

Occupy Your Wallet: Photographs of Various Occupy Wall Street Sites. Emily Artinian, 2012.

Unmentionables (Or Mentionables). Margaret Elizabeth Mahan and Drew Luan Matott. BluSeed Studios, 2013.

Words of Political Wisdom. Jenna Rodriguez, 2009.


Browse the entire Artists' Books collection.

Codex Espangliensis

Image of Codex Espangliensis

Codex Espangliensis: From Columbus to the Border Patrol. Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Enrique Chagoya, Felicia Rice. City Lights Books: 2000.

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