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Lessons in Printing, Adventures in Book Binding


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.

For more information about the Book Arts Program’s classes, workshop, exhibitions, outreach, and other offerings visit or


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