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Exhibition announcement - The Art of the Book: Journals Then and Now

venue: Winchester School of Art, Park Avenue, Winchester
dates: 4 October -12 November 2010
url: www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/artofbook10.htm
Contact: amies@umsl.edu

An international travelling exhibition of artist book journals, diaries and letters, “The Art of the Book: Journals Then and Now” is a collaborative project between the Department of Art and Art History at UMSL, the CFPR at the University of the West of England Bristol, the Winchester School of Art Library, University of Southampton, St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Missouri-Columbia and St. Louis Public Library. The third in the “Art of the Book” series, “Journals Then and Now” features 500 years worth of priceless records and journals kept by a mix of established and emerging artists. Works by John Bently, Sarah Bodman, Helen Douglas, John Dilnot, Salt & Shaw, and Katsumi Komata will be on display. The exhibit also will feature wall panel digital displays of items that cannot be moved due to their fragile conditions. These include a handwritten document by Michelangelo and ledger drawings by Little Shield, chief of the Arapahos.

US curators Marian Amies; Alla Barabtarlo; Erin Davis; Julie Dunn-Morton; Yael Even; Jean Gosebrink; Mike Holland and Karen Witt and UK curators Sarah Bodman, Linda Newington and Tom Sowden.

“The Art of the Book: Journals Then and Now” is sponsored by the College of Fine Arts and Communication at UMSL, the Center for Humanities at UMSL, the Center for International Studies at UMSL, the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council.

84-page full colour catalogue, catalogue proceeds support The Art of the Book Scholarship fund supporting the study of book arts overseas by UM - St. Louis Graphic Design BFA students.



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