“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
Experimental, amusing, or beautiful, artist books are art in book form, intersections between image and text. They may include books with handmade bindings or letter press printing, books in the shape of triangles, or even sculptures. Difficult to define, but a pleasure to view, the magic of these texts is best experienced in person.
“tactile texts: the book as art” will be displayed in the University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives, Floor 2, Wing C, Fenwick Library, Fairfax campus. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 3:30-5:00 pm, as part of the annual Fall for the Book event. Please join us!