Seminar on the Histories of Artist’s Books

During the spring 2023 semester, I will be teaching the seminar Histories of the Artist’s Book at Cooper Union. The course examines how and why artists have used the book format from the late-nineteenth century until the present.

It offers an in-depth look at select works and spends signifiant time with art by African American, Asian American and Latinx artists. The course examines the important role that women played in shaping the possibilities of the artist’s book during the period of second wave feminism. Eight class sessions will be held in special collections at libraries and at museums including: The Metropolitan Museum’s Watson Library, Morgan Library and Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Newark Public Library, New York Public Library Schwarzman Building, and NYU Special Collections. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop held at the Center for Book Arts.