University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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New Special Collections Exhibit at UA Libraries

Festival Staff / January 3, 2019

The UA Library's new exhibit is a lovely display of Artists' Books! Not sure what an Artist Book is? Here's what the library has to say about it: "Books have a recognizable look and feel. With the creative investigations of spaces and places, artists’ books reimagine design, materials, typography, words and images, including photography. Whether created by a single artist—or by a collaboration of artists, printers, binders, papermakers, poets or scholars—artists’ books invite the reader to discover their rich structures and to experience them through a personal examination of their content. This exhibit celebrates the history of these books and their makers, printers and designers. The works on display, part of the larger collection housed in Special Collections, were made using a range of methods and materials and represent artists’ books produced from the early 1900s through today. While the books cannot be handled, a video showcasing the books up close is available in the gallery."

On February 26th, Special Collections will host a panel discussion in connection with the exhibit. Charles Alexander, a poet, book artist, designer and founder of Chax Press, joins UA School of Art professors Karen Zimmermann and Philip Zimmermann in a discussion about the impact and creation of artists’ books. Click here to find out more!

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Marshall Foundation

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