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Italian Studies

This guide has links to helpful resources about Italian language, literature, and cultural studies.

WSU Faculty Publications

ITA 6900, Fall 2016

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." (


Photo of Book Art by Greta Scholtz

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

Photo of Sedge by Judy Barrass Artist Book

Selected Artists' Books by Judy Barrass:

Pinterest Boards of Handmade and Artists’ Books:

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Departmental Information

Italian Studies are offered through the Romance Languages Program in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures