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This ancient but trusty website describes concrete poetry.
Is It a Book? tells you about book art as well as books in general, especially non-linear books.
This selection from The Cutting Edge of Reason, by Reneé and Judd Hubert, helps to explain the term artists' book.
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The Huberts' book is available from Granary Press, another publisher of beautiful books.
Also located in New York, Printed Matter is a store dedicated entirely to book art and artists' books. Unfortunately, their website seems to be continually under construction, but the store is worth a visit when you're in town.
The Smithsonian in Washington, DC describes a former exhibit, "Science and the Artist's Book."
Many people have made and continue to make beautiful books of sundry sorts. Well-known, dedicated workers today include Richard Kostelanetz (Text-Sound Texts, Word Works), Keith A. Smith (Text in the Book Format; Structure of the Visual Book), Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan), Nick Bantock (Griffin and Sabine), Tom Phillips (A Humument), Edward Tufte (The Visual Display of Quantitative Information), and David Macaulay (The Way Things Work).
Ubuweb demonstrates what forms visual, concrete, and sound poetry can take when placed on the web, independent of the medium of print.
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