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In the Library: Time/Travel through Artists’ Books

The National Gallery of Art Library has a distinctive and respected collection of artists’ books. The Library’s holdings of this expansive format incorporate everything from Ed Ruscha’s seminal black and white photobook 26 Gasoline Stations to Julie Chen’s intricate, multipiece constructions of distinctive color palettes, and a wide variety in between. The familiarity of the book form draws viewers into artists’ books — the intimate, hand-held size of some, the appearance of a narrative in others. In some cases, ordinary structures carry profoundly personal stories. In others, the intricate engineering is the book’s main subject.

Time/Travel is a selection of artists’ books, all by women artists, that explores universal themes through an eclectic selection from the past 50 years.

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Relevant research areas: Book arts

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