Book art is a medium where the material components combine to create a faceted, more comprehensive and potent language to express content. Subject matter determines form in the versatile medium of book art.


An exploratory year-long book art project guided by constraints and observation (2013).

The three complete sets of this project are located in the following Special Collections:

Yale University, Haas Arts Library
University of Washington, Allen Library
University of California Santa Cruz, McHenry Library

A Year in Books – 52 Weeks 52 Books

Lyall Harris' book art can be found in many private collections and institutional Special Collection Libraries. Special Collection Libraries include:

Baylor University, Central Libraries, Waco, TX

Baylor University, Crouch Library, Waco, TX

Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library, Pittsburgh, PA

Cleveland Institute of Art, Gund Library, Cleveland, OH

College of Saint Benedict, Olin Library, St. Joseph, MN

Denison University, Doane Library, Granville, OH

Duke University, Perkins Library, Durham, NC

Emory University, Woodruff Library, Atlanta, GA

George Mason University, Fenwick Library, Fairfax, VA

Indiana University, Lilly Library, Bloomington, IN

Maryland Institute College of Art, Decker Library, Baltimore MD

Mills College, Heller Room, Oakland, CA     

Monmouth University, Special Collections, West Long Branch, NJ

Otis College of Art and Design, Artist Book Collection, Los Angeles, CA

Ringling College of Art and Design, Kimbrough Library, Sarasota, FL

Saint Olaf College, Rolvaag Library, Northfield, MN

San Jose State University, King Library, San Jose, CA

Savannah College of Art & Design, Jen Library, Savannah, GA

Savannah College of Art & Design, Artist Book Collection, Atlanta, GA

Scripps College, Denison Library, Claremont, CA

Smith College, Mortimer Rare Book Collection, Northampton, MA

Stanford University, Green Library, Palo Alto, CA

UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA

UC Berkeley, Environmental Design Library, Berkeley, CA

UCLA, Arts Library, Los Angeles, CA

UCSB, Davidson Library, Santa Barbara, CA

UCSC, McHenry Library, Santa Cruz, CA

USC, Doheny Library, Los Angeles, CA

University of Colorado, Norlin Library, Boulder, CO

University of Louisville, Bridwell Art Library, Louisville, KY

University of Miami, Richter Library, Miami, FL

University of North Carolina, Sloane Art Library, Chapel Hill, NC

University of Puget Sound, Collins Library, Tacoma, WA

University of Texas at San Antonio, Special Collections, San Antonio, TX

University of Utah, Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Burlington, VT

University of Virginia, Albert & Shirley Small Library, Charlottesville, VA

University of Washington, Allen Library, Seattle, WA

Vanderbilt University, Heard Library, Nashville, TN

Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabal Library, Richmond, VA

Yale University, Haas Art Library, New Haven, CT