Book Arts: Performance Exhibitions
Sunday, July 17, 2011, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Free with museum Admission
Artist’s books are difficult to describe. Some are best read. Others performed.
Each month during Shelf Life the Henry invites you to join special collections librarian Sandra Kroupa for an animated performance of books selected from the University of Washington Book Arts Collection. Each month new objects will be selected, highlighting a different aspect in the life cycle of a book; production, publication, and distribution.
The University’s Collection contains over 21,000 pieces, both historical and modern, encompassing all aspects of the physical book: bookbinding, typography, papermaking, letterpress and offset printing, illustration, book design, paper decoration, calligraphy and artist’s books. A mission of the University’s Book Arts Collection is to assist people in defining terms, not to formulate authoritative definitions — the Collection provides all possible definitions of the word book.