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The Book of Nails, by Floating Concrete Octopus, 1992

The Book of Nails, by Floating Concrete Octopus, 1992


National Art Library

The National Art Library at the Victoria
and Albert Museum is a major
public reference library. Its strength
lies in the range and depth of its
holdings of documentary material
concerning the fine and decorative
arts of many countries and periods.
It is also the curatorial department
for the art, craft and design of the
book, details of which can be found
in the Prints & Books collection.

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Barbara Luck and Susan Johanknecht, 'Fast pass' (detail from front cover).

Artists' Books

These pages provide information on the collection of artists' books held in the National Art Library and access to a Visual Database of a selection of artists' books in the collection.

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Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto, 'Self-Portrait as a Young Man', 1548. CAI. 103

Finding Information about Artists

If you are looking for information on a particular artist, this guide describes some of the standard reference works and a range of other useful resources that may help you find the information you need. 

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