Robert Rauschenberg loved to collect books, though he was dyslexic and rarely read them. The Foundation in New York holds his main library, and select publications and duplicates are housed at the Residency property in Captiva. The Residency library includes books on Rauschenberg and his contemporaries, art history, travel, fiction, and more, and is dispersed throughout the residences and common areas for the resident artists to peruse. The library continues to grow with donations from resident artists, new materials on Rauschenberg’s contemporaries, and books and films about local ecology and history.
The Residency’s collection of books on the subject of Rauschenberg, including biographies, exhibition catalogues, and books about Black Mountain College, are catalogued and available to browse on the online library at the link below.