Artists' Books from Women's Studio Workshop

How to Eat Your Enemy is based on a 14th century Richard Coer de Lion crusading manuscript and the infamous card deck from the Iraq war. Portraits of terrorists from the FBI Most Wanted Terrorist web site stare at the reader, while the recto side recounts King Richard's apparent taste for the enemy flesh.

Women's Studio Workshop (WSW) has produced over 200 limited edition artists’ books, and is the largest publisher in North America. WSW has artists’ books in collections world-wide and seven institutions are repositories containing copies of all artists’ books published by WSW: Indiana University (Bloomington), Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Delaware, Vassar College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University, University of Michigan and The Library of Congress.These books, chosen through a juried international competition, reflect the wide range of subject matter, cultural diversity, and aesthetic perspectives of the artists who come to work in our studios.

You can learn more about WSW and our collection of handmade artists' books on our website wsworkshop.org/

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Artists' Books from Women's Studio Workshop

Women's Studio Workshop

Artists’ books are their own media.They can have a traditional book structure with a cover and sequential pages, or they can be sculptural objects, or elaborately folded constructions. Whatever their form, the books published by WSW are created by artists,


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Artists’ books are their own media.They can have a traditional book structure with a cover and sequential pages, or they can be sculptural objects, or elaborately folded constructions. Whatever their form, the books published by WSW are created by artists, hand printed in limited edition, and are thoroughly engaging. Artists’ books present artists with a new way of developing aesthetic ideas, telling personal stories or making political or social commentary. An early proponent of the media, WSW has produced over 200 limited edition artists’ books, and is the largest publisher in North America.

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