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The Steidl Bookculture
Photobooks as Multiples

Steidl Bookculture library was gifted to The Gordon Parks Foundation in 2020 in celebration of the foundation’s ongoing partnership with Steidl. Encompassing more than 3,000 Steidl art and photography books, essay books, the collection includes out-of-print, one-of-a-kind, and limited-edition publications that are rarely-seen or often inaccessible to scholars and the public. Steidl Bookculture offers an opportunity for the study of photobooks as multiples, including their concept, editing, book design, typography, paper, printing, and binding. The library includes works by some of the most significant artists and photographers across history, in addition to Gordon Parks, including Bernice Abbott, William Eggleston, Robert Frank, Karl Lagerfeld, and Dayanita Singh. Access to the collection will be available by appointment.