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Hard to Define: Artists Books from the Collection
From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center
Open MondayFriday, 10 a.m.12 p.m. and 15 p.m. What are artists books? is a common question and can be hard to answer. Some look like books, but others dont. Some are made from paper; others arent. Some have words; others dont. But all artists books combine form and content in a way that conveys information. On view are selected artists books that are, by turns, magical, strange, awe-inspiring, confusing or humorous.
Image: Julie Chen, Octopus, 1992; Letterpress on paper, 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Purchased with grant funds provided by the United States Department of Education; © Julie Chen