Special Collections Books

Teaching resources and frequently requested titles from RISD Special Collections. Books in the public domain and not bound by copyright restrictions (published pre-1926) are presented in their entirety. Copyright protected content (published post-1926) is digitized in limited view to provide a visual sample. Visit RISD Special Collections to view all books in person.

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Browse the Special Collections Books Collections:

Architecture

Color

Fashion

Furniture

Gorham Manufacturing Company Design Library

Graphic Design

Illustration

Interior Decoration

Miniature Books

Nature

Pattern, Ornament, and Decoration

Photography

Pochoir

Pop-up and Movable Books

Printmaking