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Book Arts



Concrete Poetry






Artistic Works
texts, artworks, artists, fine presses, and criticism

See also Concrete & Visual Poetry, Calligrams for works on poetry; Literary Works, Surrealism, and Future of Books for other literary works; Comix for comics and graphic novels; Cinema for film; and History of Books & Bookmaking for early European manuscripts and manuscript books.

Emily-Jane's essay on the Book Arts is supported by this bibliography, and readers who find themselves here may wish to visit it as well.


  • Bantock, Nick. Griffin & Sabine : an extraordinary correspondence. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1991.
  • Bantock, Nick. Sabine's notebook : in which the extraordinary correspondence of Griffin and Sabine continues. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1992.
  • Bantock, Nick. The golden mean : in which the extraordinary correspondence of Griffin and Sabine concludes. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1993.
  • Berger, John. Ways of seeing. New York : Penguin Books; Viking Press, 1972, 1977. *
  • Drescher, Henrik. Pat the beastie : a pull and poke book. New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 1993.
  • Drucker, Johanna. The word made flesh. New York : Bow and Arrow Press ; Granary Books, 1989.
  • Eastus, Madalyn. Woof. New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1998.
  • Kunhardt, Dorothy Meserve. Pat the bunny. New York : Golden Press, 1997.
  • Ladle Rat Rotten Hut (text excerpted from the collection, The comic looking glass, by H. Chase). Ameherst, MA : Swamp Press, 1990. *
  • van der Meer, Ron, and Deyan Sudjic. The architecture pack.New York : Knopf, 1997.
  • van der Meer, Ron, Christopher Frayling and Helen Frayling. The art pack.New York : Knopf, 1993.
  • van der Meer, Ron, A. C. M. Dudink, and Pamela Clifford. The brain pack. Philadelphia : Running Press, 1996.
  • van der Meer, Ron, and Ron Fisher. The earth pack. Washington : National Geographic Society, 1995.
  • van der Meer, Ron, and Michael Berkeley. The music pack. New York : Knopf, 1994.
  • van der Meer, Ron, and James Henke. The rock pack. New York : Universe Publishing, 1997.
  • Smith, Keith A. Two hundred books by Keith Smith : book number 200, an anecdotal bibliography. Rochester, NY : Keith Smith Books, 2000.
    This beautiful memoir/bibliography details Smith's work in the book format from 1967-2000. Each entry is annotated with illustrations, descriptions, and explanations. The book ends with a reference section, which includes notes, a chronology, an index of personal names mentioned in the book, a list of Smith's published books, a list of his textbooks and their editions, and indexes of picture books, "no-picture" books, conceptual books, books of poetry, collaborative books and books with variable readings.
  • Zweig, Janet, and Holly Anderson. Sheherezade : a flip book. [Newburyport, MA : Carl Sesto], 1988.


*  Asterisks mark items Emily-Jane considers to be especially interesting, useful, or well-written.

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