With Cathy, we discussed the acquisition of our artist's books and the steady growth of the GSA Library collection. The visit was a great opportunity to share ideas of best practice when it comes to acquiring, storing and providing access to the artists' books. It was also a great excuse to revisit some of our favourite titles and muse over the merits of the book as an art object in its own right.
To request a look at the artists' books collections before the library refurbishment begins in June, search the library catalogue by subject or artist name. In a lot of cases, it will be possible to refine your search to artist's books. Once you've identified the titles you're interested in, complete a form at the desk for staff to collect from the library's store. You'll be able to refer to the books in the library and take a few snaps of anything that feeds your curiosity.