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Artists’ Books and the Medical Humanities

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This website accompanies the exhibition catalogue Prescriptions that presents artists’ books on well-being and medicine.

Artists’ books are works of art that are often published in small editions or produced as one-of-a-kind objects. Rather than a mere container for ideas, artists’ books integrate their formal means of realisation with their themes, and invite handling, touching and interaction. Prescriptions explores how this intimate and tactile medium can be used to communicate experiences of illness and inform healthcare education.

Read more about the project the catalogue emerged from, and learn how you can make your own artist’s book. Give us feedback and send us images of your artists’ books on well-being and medicine!