Thursday, March 18, 2010

Artists' books for architects


My indefatigable colleague Duncan Chappell, who can be seen in action at http://vimeo.com/9850999 has produced a guide to the Library's wonderful collection of artists' books. There's a tendency for architecture students to overlook this fine resource but Duncan's guide, which groups the books by subject, highlights titles in relevant areas such as cultural geography, environmentalism, landscape, surveillance, and urbanism and the city. The collection itself is housed in the Mackintosh Library, and can be used for reference.