This exhibition consists of folded forms, books, and letterpress prints produced by students, staff, and faculty of the Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah. The exhibition seeks to introduce the fundamentals of relief printing and bookmaking by highlighting the distinctive elements and processes of these unique art forms. The exhibition leads the viewer through a progression of simple book forms, complex artists’ books, and prints. Presenting a variety of binding and image-making techniques, the displayed work and interpretive signage celebrate the beauty and resonance of the physical book object.
Part of the J. Willard Marriott Library since 1995, the Book Arts Program champions wide-ranging explorations of the book by providing full-semester classes offered to University students and community members; short weekend workshops and summer intensives; community outreach, encouraging appreciation for the tradition and art of books; K–12 programs such as the Treasure Chest of Rare Books and educator workshops; Residency and independent studio options.
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2013-2014 Traveling Schedule
September 26 – November 6 ~ Summit County Public Library, Park City
November 6 – December 16 ~ Duchesne Public Library, Duchesne
December 16 – February 4 ~ Park City Public Library, Park City
February 5 – March 4 ~ Mapleton Elementary, Mapleton
April 22 – May 21 ~ Manila Elementary, Manila