Artist books and independent editions
Inspired by the Founder's interest and love for art books, the Art Library is developing a collection of artist books.
In this collection, that includes the “independent and self-publishing” editions – sometimes the border with the artist book is very tenuous – there are both single and multiple items of different formats and sizes: books printed in offset, digital or mobile characters , but also books that are entirely produced manually or in which the artist had a direct intervention in their printing, with runs that can be hundreds of copies or just no more than a dozen, or even special and accompanied by drawings and / or paintings originals, prints and / or engravings.
Discover the books in the collection
Ana Vidigal (1960)
Artist's book made for the commemorative exhibition of 40 years of Galeria Diferença in 2019.
Inês Cóias (1976)
Book inspired by the theme 'Red Shoes', with references from literature, music and cinema.
João Fonte Santa (1965)
The book results from the artist's reflections during the economic crisis between 2012 and 2015.
Carla Rebelo (1973)
Dedicated to Polymynia, muse of Geometry, this book creates planes, lines, intersections, tangencies and other spaces.
Sílvia Prudêncio (1981)
Each book corresponds to a record. These are books that lend themselves to a break.
The Art Library and Archives wants to share its collections and prepared a “best of” that reveals books and magazines – some belonging to the library of Calouste Gulbenkian – photographs and artist books, documents that are part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s history and work moments that are away of the public eye.Find out more