TOMES is an exhibition of artist books at ArtCenter College of Design’s Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena. Curated by John David O’Brien, artist, writer and ArtCenter professor and Piero Varroni, artist and editor of Edizioni EOS Libri d’Artista, the exhibition is a survey driven by a desire to represent the many different types and ways of making artist books. The multitude of ways that these works have been created, modified and distributed are countless. The works on display in TOMES were drawn primarily from the collections of libraries in Southern California, institutions which have been collecting and preserving artist books for decades. Institutions contributing to TOMES include The Getty Research Institute, USC Libraries Special Collections, Otis College Millard Sheets Library, Whitmore Rare Books, ArtCenter’s Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT), ArtCenter’s James Lemont Fogg Memorial Library and the Edizioni EOS Libri d’Artista. Artists and book makers featured in the exhibition include Allison Dalton, Amandine Nabarra Piomelli and Steve Roden. Additional pieces are from the artist book collections of Penny and Petra Cortright (Steven Cortright) and Tom Knechtel (miniature books). Artists represented in TOMES include Ching Ching Cheng, April Durham, Gloria Kondrup, Olga Lah and, courtesy of the Craig Krull Gallery, Danae Falliers and Bruce Richards. The show runs until December 15.