We hope that you will find this guide a useful starting place for your research in Italian Studies. We have assembled a core collection of resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, as well as high quality, freely available web resources. This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress, developed with the suggestions and feedback from students and faculty involved in Italian Studies.
Feel free to contact Karen by email or by telephone if you have a question about library services or you need some help finding resources. She is also available by appointment to conduct research workshops for classes, or to assist individual students and faculty with research related to Italian Studies.
Faculty are invited to contact Prof. Holley to suggest specific items for purchase that address curriculum, teaching, or research needs.
Karen Liston and Robert Holley
Karen Liston, A.M.L.S.
Public Services Librarian III
Liaison for Near Eastern, Asian, German & Slavic Studies,
English Language Learning and Interlibrary Loan
134 Purdy Kresge Library
5265 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-3436 (fax)
Professor, School of Library and Information Science
106 Kresge Library
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
(888) 497-8754 x705
(313) 577-7563 (fax)
What is an Artist's Book?
According to the Smithsonian Libraries, "An artist’s book is a medium of artistic expression that uses the form or function of “book” as inspiration." (https://blog.library.si.edu/2012/06/what-is-an-artists-book/#.WAUMMvkrLRY)
Pinterest Boards of Book Art:
Book with insects flying from the center, many dimensional scenes
Dogs made from printed pages
Dimensional scenes, trees, birds
Folded pages, patterns, designs
Whimsical, drawing and painting on text
Items made from printed pages – flowers, birds, and origami
Selected Artists' Books by Judy Barrass: http://www.judybarrass.com/Artist_Books.html
Pinterest Boards of Handmade and Artists’ Books:
Italian Studies are offered through the Romance Languages Program in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures