Rare Book Room Features
Take a peek into the unique collections of Phoenix Public Library's Rare Book Room.
Carol Schwartzott is a book artist, print maker and mixed media artist. She writes, illustrates and designs book formats and typography. Her books are letterpress printed, contain artistic elements and are hand-bound. Some of her works can be found in the Library of Congress and The National Gallery of Art as well as university and public book art collections.
"A book for me is like a journey; along the way the road twists and turns, and sometimes I get lost, but my aim is to arrive at my destination and enjoy the trip along the way. Curiosity, investigation, observation, objects, words or images, intuition, connections and creative application accompany me on my journey. Processes are part of the reason I choose to make books. I love the processes involved in researching, writing, designing, drawing, painting, printing, constructing and binding." – Carol Schwartzott
Phoenix Public Library is proud to house twelve of her books in the Rare Book Room collection. Enjoy this sampling of her work.