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Unbound: Contemporary Artist's Books

April 13th - May 18th, 2015

Honnold/Mudd Library, 2nd Floor North Lobby

Artists’ books bring together imagery and text in a publication that is in itself, a work of art. This selection of items from Special Collections and Denison Library illustrate the interplay of words and images in a form that pushes the boundaries of what constitutes a book. The very form of these books tells a story, allowing the artist to express a narrative through more than words on a page. Often, these books carry a message intended as critique, a means of consciousness-raising, and an agent for social change. A number of books in this exhibit fit this description. All of the books in this exhibit leave us asking if they are artist’s books, livres d’artiste, artist’s illustrated books, bookart, pop art, or fine press books.

Also part of the exhibit are items printed by members of the Claremont Colleges in the First Floor Press, housed in the Claremont Colleges Library. Established in partnership with Professor Jeff Groves of Harvey Mudd College, the First Floor Press holds four nineteenth-century iron hand presses. Professor Groves regularly offers workshops where students learn typesetting, printing, and binding as a means of exploring the relationship between art and technology. To learn more about the presses, including the 18th century replica built by Professor Groves, visit The First Floor Press.

This exhibit is part of the Claremont Colleges Library's Celebrating the Book Arts initiative and includes RE:BOOK 2015: Student Creations, an exhibit of altered books created by students of the Claremont Colleges.

For more information about the exhibit, phone 909-607-3977 or email spcoll@cuc.claremont.edu

World Without End by Julie Chen



Exhibition Reception & RE:BOOK Award Ceremony

An opportunity to view the student creations submitted to RE:BOOK and to vote for the RE:BOOK People's Choice award!

Date: Tuesday, April 21st

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Exhibition Gallery, Honnold 2nd floor

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.