Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Artists' Books Talk

Duncan Chappell from GSA on Vimeo.


A recording of the lunchtime talk at GSA's Archives and Collections Centre 12.00-13.00 3rd February 2010 in which Duncan Chappell, Academic Liaison Librarian at GSA, talks about the extensive collection of artists books held by the Library.
"The Glasgow School of Art Library has a superb and comprehensive collection of artists' books, amassed over many years. Housed in the Mackintosh Library, the collection can be consulted during its normal opening hours and features over 2,000 items. Items in the collection come in all kinds of forms: from edible books to calendars, and from multiples to musical books that play a tune. We even have books in the form of moebius strips, or books made from human DNA embedded and fired in porcelain. We continue to actively build the collection today. This short talk by Librarian Duncan Chappell will introduce a wide range of examples, with an opportunity to learn more about the Library’s collection. There will also be an opportunity to browse through the books on display."