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Re: MODERN RARE BOOKS EXHIBITION



>               The Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
>          The Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections
>                      and Rare Book Library
>                Broward County Library, 6th Floor
>                       100 S. Andrews Ave.
>                    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
>
>                    announces the opening of
>
>        MODERN RARE BOOKS : AN EXHIBITION OF SELECTIONS FROM
>              THE MATA AND ARTHUR JAFFE COLLECTION
>                   February 21-March 31, 1997
>
> Modern Rare Books, the third exhibition of the Bienes Center's
> inaugural year, showcases 37 items from The Mata and Arthur Jaffe
> Collection of books as aesthetic objects.  The collection was formed
> over a period of approximately 50 years, and like all collectors, the
> Jaffes have put an individual and unmistakable stamp on the contents
> of their revered assemblage of book objects.
>
> The exhibit is arranged in four sections:
>
>    BOOKS WITHOUT WORDS
>       Includes titles by the recognized masters of the 'novel in
>       woodcuts' format:  Lynd Ward, Otto Nuckel, and Frans Masereel.
>
>    ACCORDION BOOKS
>       Features titles by Warja Honegger-Lavater and Antonio Frasconi.
>
>    ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS OF MOBY-DICK
>       Highlights the Melville novel and adaptations of the Moby-Dick
>       theme.  Includes titles by Alan James Robinson, Barry Moser,
>       Rockwell Kent, Frank Stella, Howard Simon, and Bill Sienkiewicz.
>
>    OTHER ARTISTS' BOOKS
>       Showcases unique and limited editions of contemporary artists'
>       books.  Includes books by Mark Blocker, Clarrissa T. Slight,
>       Debra Weier, Elaine Kowalsky, Claire Van Vliet, and Nance
>       O'Banion.
>
> A 16 page catalog is available.   The exhibit may also be viewed by
> visiting:  http://www.co.broward.fl.us/bienes.
>
> A reception and 'gallery talk' with Arthur Jaffe will be held in the
> Bienes Center on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997, from 7-9 p.m.
-----------------------------------------------
James A. Findlay
Librarian
The Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
The Dianne and Michael Bienes
  Special Collections and Rare Book Library     _______
Broward County Library                         /______/(
100 S. Andrews Ave.                           (_______(
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301                     (________(

954-357-8692 (phone)
954-357-7291 (Fax)

JFindlay@mail.bcl.lib.fl.us (e-mail)

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