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An extensive gift of artists’ books, given in 1990 by collectors Isabel Ehrlich and Charles F. Goodman, forms the nucleus of this collection, which consists primarily of 20th-century editions. Some are the result of collaboration between an artist and a writer, such as Pablo Picasso and Yvan Goll, while others represent the cooperative efforts of many individuals such as 1¢ Life by Walasse Ting, which has 28 contributing artists. Among some of the recent acquisitions are The Vitreous Body by Kiki Smith, Paper Snake by Ray Johnson, and Such Things I Do to Make Myself More Attractive to You by Terence Koh. Many of these volumes include original graphics and handmade papers. Selections can be viewed in the Goodman Gallery that was created in 1999 to display works associated with the written word.