Book Arts Collection at The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library
The Book Arts Collection is comprised of a wide range of handmade books and fine press titles crafted by contemporary artists and was developed to support UA's MFA program in Book Arts.
The collection includes both student and professional book artists' work, as well as some of the most renowned book artists in the world. Contemporary bookbindings and unique artist books can be found, along with books from the world’s fine presses and printers, broadsides, and "the archive of decorated papers," an impressive collection of decorated papers which allow users to better understand techniques and methods for creating such works.
Above is a photograph of The Anxiety Alphabet (1998), which was on display at the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We loaned this book, and several others, to the Hunter for a Spring 2014 exhibition.