"While there is no agreed definition of what an artist book is, it is generally defined as a book made by an artist and intended as a work of art" (from the State Library of Victoria)
Monash University Library holds a collection of Artists' Books both at the Caulfield Library and the Matheson Library (Clayton).
Some of these Artists' Books are delicate or rare, and are part of the Monash Library Special Collections. Contact the Liaison Librarian for Art, Design and Architecture for access.
You can search for the subject heading 'Artist's Books' on the Library website to see all available Artists' Books. You can also add an artist name, or filter by location and/or resource type.
You will find other books in the general collection on level 4 of the Caulfield Library.
The Monash libraries use the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme to organise books and journals. A call number is printed on a sticker, attached to the book's spine. It classifies an item by subject. They are used so resources on the same topic are grouped together on the shelf, which makes it easier to browse materials in the same subject area. A call number shows you the exact position of the item within the Library - each shelf has a range of numbers listed on it.
Browse the shelves at these call numbers:
What is a journal?
A selection of key journals on this topic, both Australian and international, are provided below. These journals are available electronically unless otherwise stated. Some electronic journals may also be available in print.