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Exhibition in Portland, OR: "Book + Art"

"Book + Art = Contemporary Artist's Books and Broadsides from the John
Wilson Special Collections"


Collins Gallery   
3rd Floor, Central Library 
801 S.W. 10th Avenue 
Portland, OR 97205


March 16 - May 10, 2009 


Monday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 
Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Sunday: noon-5 p.m. 


Artists have been associated with books since the beginning of book
production centuries ago. But around the mid-20th-century, fine artists
began making books that are works of art that critics now call "artist's
books" or "bookworks." Because the Pacific Northwest is particularly
rich in book artists, Multnomah County Library's John Wilson Special
Collections has been actively collecting these materials for more than a

This exhibition features selections from the hundreds of titles within
the special collections and includes "prototypes" of artist's books from
the early 20th century; books by Oregon artists; books with unusual
structures or made with unusual materials; letterpress books; books
produced using copy machines or typewriters; one-of-a-kind and multiple
edition books; and hand-printed broadsides of poetry and other texts.


Claire Van Vliet 
Walter Hamady 
Barbara Tetenbaum 
Sandy Tilcock 
Chris Stern 
Warja Honegger-Lavater 
Kathy Kuehn 
Emily Larned 
Sarah Chamberlain 
Timothy Ely 
Jessica Spring 
Shu-Ju Wang 
Inge Bruggeman 
Diane Jacobs 
Ken Campbell 
Clemens-Tobias Lang 
Sarah Horowitz 
Mare Blocker 
Sabine Golde 
Catherine Alice Michaelis 
Leonard Baskin 
Alison Knowles 
and many others 


Wednesday, March 18, 6-7:30 p.m. 

Please join us for a brief talk on artist's books by exhibition curator
and John Wilson Special Collections Librarian Jim Carmin. Refreshments
will be served.

For more information, contact Jim Carmin <mailto:jimc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  at

        Jim Carmin
        John Wilson Special Collections Librarian
        Multnomah County Library
        Room 2MC
        801 SW 10th Avenue
        Portland, OR 97205
        phone: 503-988-6287
        fax: 503-988-5226

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