​​​​​​Burton Barr Library

Artist Made Book Collection

 

 

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ARTIST:   John Risseeuw, Betty Bright and Louis Silverstein
DATE:   1997
LOCATION:  Burton Barr Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.
TYPE:   Portable Works Collection
MATERIALS:   Mixed Media
BUDGET:   $97,000
DISTRICT:   7
ZIP CODE:  85004​



Three nationally-known experts in the field of rare and fine art books, were responsible for the creation of this 150 volume collection of artist made books representing each genre currently in print.  The books range from limited edition offset printed social commentaries on modern life, to important collaborations between artists and poets wrapped in fine bookbinding techniques, to one-of-a-kind handmade books which are fantastic in form.

Housed in the Rare Book Room on the fourth floor of the Central Library, the Artist Made Book Collection is a unique asset to the City of Phoenix.  If you are interested in seeing the books please call the Library to sign up for a public tour or schedule an appointment.