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Subject: Exhibition on Book Studies

Exhibition on Book Studies

From: Lissa Lord <lissa-lord>
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 1999
A new exhibit is now showing in the North Exhibition Hall in the
Main Library on campus at The University of Iowa. "Open Book: The
Book Studies Community at the University of Iowa" runs through
January of 2000.

The virtual exhibition can be viewed at:

The Book Studies Community at the University of Iowa consists of a
diverse interdisciplinary mix of faculty, staff, and students, with
interests in all facets of book production, distribution, and use.
Some actively research the history of the book, examining the role
of books in cultural and historical processes, and how changes in
book production affect the way books are viewed as artifacts.
Specialists in the arts and technologies of the book study the
history and technique of the book crafts, including letterpress and
offset printing, typography, calligraphy, papermaking, and
bookbinding. Still others engage in the conservation or the
production of books, including artists' books and literary fine
press publications. Local book specialists, through their expertise
and enthusiasm, are a vital part of this growing community. This
exhibition is an overview of some of the faculty, staff, students,
facilities and area book specialists associated with the
increasingly multi-dimensional field of Book Studies.

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