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How do I find an Artist’s Book at ECA Library?

If searching for a specific artist’s book which you know is held by Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) Library, use a combination of title and author keywords.

Example:

You are looking for the following book:

Edward Ruscha: Twentysix gasoline stations, Alhambra: The Cunningham Press, 1967.

In the search box enter:

Ruscha gasoline stations

Click on the title of the book to find out the location, availability, etc.

Note: All ECA Artists’ Books are Reference Only, i.e. they cannot be removed from ECA Library.

 

If you don't know exactly what you are looking for, please use the link below which will take you to a DiscoverEd "canned" search results list of all the artists' books in the ECA Library collection.

DiscoverEd listing of all artists' books in the ECA Library collection

 

If for any reason the above link does not work for you, the “canned” search can be replicated in the following ways, using which provides a list of all the artists' books held at ECA Library, along with books about artists’ books:

  • Simply go to "ADVANCED SEARCH" and enter “artists books” as a phrase, with inverted commas, in the search box. You can then narrow the list down to the books held at ECA Library by choosing "ECA Library" from the "Library" options in "Refine my results" to the left (or at the bottom) of your results list.
  • Alternatively, go to "ADVANCED SEARCH" and enter “artists books” as a phrase with inverted commas, in the search box. Then you can click on “Physical item”. This would also narrow the list down to the artists’ books held at ECA Library.

DiscoverEd Advanced Search

 

Want to know more about Artists’ Books in general?