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MPS 507: The Photographic Book

A guide with resources for students in the Image Arts, 3rd year photography course "The Photographic book".

Find Books and eBooks

The library has a variety of books related to photobooks, including texts about photobook history, reviews of photobooks by country, artist monographs, artists' books, and bookbinding and book making guides.

View a list of books suggested for this course (books listed that are in special collections have been set aside for students to review, to visit us and see the books, please make an appointment). 

Search terms

Some useful search terms to find books and ebooks on photobooks are listed below. These can be searched alone, or in combination using Boolean Searching.

Artists' books Artists' books - 21st century Artists' books - 20th century
Bookbinding - Handbooks, manuals, etc Digital Media AND Photography Photobooks
Photobooks AND Exhibitions Photography, Artistic Photography AND Books
Photography, Artistic AND Exhibitions Photography AND Exhibitions  

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Photobook covers Image Source

Articles and Databases

Databases best for photobook research

The following databases are a good place to start finding peer-reviewed articles on photobooks, such as reviews, academic articles, and research. For advice on how to search, using boolean operators, and identifying scholarly resources, look at our Library Instruction guide.

Some peer-reviewed photobook articles