Dec 06, 2013
New video highlights George Kozmon's playful work
Dec 16, 2013 @ Rocky River Public Library in Rocky River, OH
CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks go on display at Rocky River Public Library
Dec 02, 2013
Industrial design grad gives TEDx talk on creative play
Jan 11, 2014
Major Pasolini film series coming to the Cinematheque
about 22 hours ago via Facebook
Wishing you and yours a season of joy and light. Happy Holidays from the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Nov 22, 2013
CIA wins UCI award for Euclid Avenue ArtBox project
Jan 13, 2014
34th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition
Nov 07, 2013
Transferring to CIA: One student's experience
Jan 17, 2014
Lunch on Fridays: Amanda Almon
Dec 19, 2013
1/3-5: The Act of Killing, Short Term 12, Jan Nemec & more!
Library . Artists' Books
The Institute's nationally recognized collection of artists' books contains about 1,600 books from the 1960s to the present, and is international in scope. The collection is especially strong in early conceptual artists’ books and contains many of the most historically significant books of this genre, including Edward Ruscha’s seminal Twentysix Gasoline Stations plus an additional 13 books by Ruscha spanning his long career. Other important classics include Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler…(known as the “Xerox Book”), John Baldassari’s Brutus Killed Caesar, Michael Snow’s Cover to Cover, and Sol Lewitt’s Autobiography. The collection also includes artists who have focused more on the book’s physical characteristics, such as Emily Martin, Keith A. Smith, and Brian Dettmer. In total, the collection reflects the history of this dynamic art form since the genre’s emergence in the second half of the 20th century.
Most of the artists’ books are multiples – created by well-known artists (such as Claes Oldenburg, Carrie Mae Weems, Richard Long, Dieter Roth, and Barbara Kruger) as well as less familiar artists who have turned to the book form, or concept, for artistic expression, exploration, and experimentation. Materials used in the books range well beyond paper and include fabric, ceramics, glass, metal, bark, rubber, hair, and Legos® among other things. Words are not required, but words can also serve as image. The collection also has some one-of-a-kind books and some books made by Institute students and faculty. All of the books are listed in the library’s online catalog and can be most easily searched using the “Browse the artists’ books” feature.
The artists' books collection is broadly defined and includes books made by artists, created outside of the publishing mainstream:
Click here for a guide on making your own artists' book.
Sept. 30-Oct. 4 Inner Journeys
Oct. 7-11 Journeys to Places Real, Imaginary & Mysterious (Part I)
Oct. 14-18 Journeys to Places Real, Imaginary & Mysterious (Part II)
Oct. 21-25 Handmade Paper Books
Oct. 28-Nov. 1 Letterpress Books
Nov. 11-15 Text as Image/Image as Text
Nov. 18-22; 25-27 Identity Politics
Dec. 2-6 Artists' Book Now (class display)
All displays are in the library gallery from 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday.
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