Catalogue service interruption: Due to an upgrade, the catalogue will be unavailable from 9pm AEST on Wednesday, 3 September until 10am AEST Thursday, 4 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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Des Cowley on artists' books

Rare Printed Collections Manager Des Cowley shares his passion for artists' books, presenting highlights from our wide-ranging collection.

He discusses how artists are pushing the boundaries of what we think of as the book and explains their involvement in book production through history.

Discover more about the 400-plus artists' books in our collection through the links below.