Detail from the Art Books collection

The UWM Book Arts Collection contains scanned images of selected artists’ books from the UWM Special Collections-Book Arts Collection. The goal of the UWM Special Collections-Book Arts Collection has been to document and demonstrate the use of the book form as an art medium. The collection’s main focus is on examples of artists’ books from the late nineteenth century to the present. Largely represented are examples of American book arts, especially those of the Upper Midwest. The collection includes artist-designed and handmade books, examples of fine printing, uses of handmade papers, examples of fine binding, innovative book structures, and typographic design and experimentation.