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Special Collections - Artists books

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Fine Press and Artists' Books Collection

University of Denver Special Collections collects fine press and artists' books, with an emphasis on contemporary English-language material.

This collection highlights the beauty of the book-as-object with examples of fine press books that emphasize hand-printing techniques and artists' books that move beyond the traditional codex format to challenge our notions of the book. Whenever possible, we collect books that intersect with other collections (such as cookery and books on books).

Within this collection are related collections of miniature books, broadsides, and Shakespeariana. 

Gottesfeld Room

Learn about and support our Collection

The Fine Press and Artists' Books Collection is on display in the upper level of the Anderson Academic Commons in the Gottesfeld Room (AAC 313).

The collection is browseable in our online catalog. To learn more about the collection, contact Katherine Crowe, Curator of Special Collections and Archives at or 303-871-7944.

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