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[BKARTS] so many books



In a week I've seen centuries of books: 

"The Book as Art" at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, 
DC, fills the second floor. The many inventive structures are well displayed 
and the size of the collection shows curator Krystyna Wasserman's interest and 
dedication to book arts. There's a computer to 'turn pages,' a folder with 
texts printed out and a beautiful book/catalog of the exhibit.

The Freer Gallery in DC has an exhibit of centuries of bibles from scroll to 
codex and many small fragments - from Nag Hammadi, the Alcuin Bible...it's is 
a great show for calligraphers to see.

The Boston Public Library has an exhibit of John Adams' library - the scholar 
president who never thought a thought without writing it in his journal or a 
book's margin.

Good times for books. 
Jan Owen
www.JanOwenArt.com
Bangor, Maine

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