Introduction by Jessica Pigza
Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History; Nonfiction, Reference
5 x 7 inches, hardcover, 212 pages
ISBN: 9781566893534
Suggested Retail Price: $29.95

From the Publisher. Creativity, like information, is free to everyone who steps into a library. An offshoot of the Library as Incubator Project, The Artist’s Library offers that an artist is any person who uses creative tools to make new things, and provides the guidance and resources to make libraries come alive as spaces for art-making and cultural engagement. The book draws attention to the physical and digital collections and resources that may be of particular use to artists and writers, provides ideas for art education opportunities within libraries, and offers practical how-tos for artists and libraries alike. From the crafty (pop-up books) to the community-minded (library galleries); the documentary (photo projects) to the technically complex (“listening” to libraries via Dewey decimal frequencies), the case studies included in the book feature artists, writers, performers, and libraries that embody the “library as incubator” spirit.

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