Artists’ books, simply put, are works of art in book form. Early forms of artists’ books are attributed to William Blake who famously illustrated his poetry in Songs of Innocence and Experience. In the early 20th century, Ambroise Vollard began to commission artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Picasso, and Georges Rouault to illustrate texts.
In the 1900s, female authors still wrote under male pen names or initials to avoid the discrimination found in publishing houses, run primarily by men. When the Women’s Studio Workshop opened in 1974 in New York, female artists were given a space... read more