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Word Play: Text in Modern Book Arts

Word Play: Text in Modern Book Arts

Of Interest

3.10.14 - 6.6.14 | 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

“Word Play: the Materiality of Text in Modern Book Arts” exhibits dozens of modern artists’ books using text in imaginative and extraordinary ways. From the first edition of Gregory Corso’s Bomb (1958) to work created in the last six months, the exhibition displays a wide variety of materials, forms, concepts, authors and artists. In keeping with curator Sandra Kroupa’s refusal to define the word “book”, represented are books which are beds, underwear, horses, knitted scrolls, fortune cookies, pillows, clay tablets and snakes.

The exhibition, installed for the International Conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship, held at the UW on March 20-22, willbe on view through June 6. The exhibition can be viewed Monday, Thursday and Friday 10am-4:45pm and Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-7:45pm in Special Collections, Allen Library Basement.