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Intersections: Cultures, Identities, Narratives

Dos Mujeres, una Isla; closed

Intersections: Cultures, Identities, Narrativesis drawn from the U-M Library Special Collections Library’s substantial holdings of artists’ books and centers on the artist Rolando Estévez, whose artistic oeuvre bridges the productivity of the Cuban imprint, Ediciones Vigía,…

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What Makes a Home

The topography of home

The University of Michigan AAEL Special Collectionspresents a new exhibit for the Fall 2014 semester:What Makes a Home. This exhibit highlights artists' books in the collection that utilize the themes of family and home. The artists' books in this exhibit have a variety of structures and forms,…

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Engraved in Wood: The Work of John DePol (1913–2004)

John DePol, Self-Portrait, 1989

This online exhibit, "Engraved in Wood: The Work of John DePol (1913–2004)," serves as an introduction to the incredible wood engravings of this American master. From March 3, 2014 until June 5, 2014 (postponed from an earlier date), the accompanying physical exhibition will be the inaugural…

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Artist Books from the Women's Studio Workshop

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This online exhibition is a gathering place for collections of artists' books from the Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library(AAEL) Special Collections. The artists' books exhibitions are created to provide users with alternative ways to experience the artists' books collection as well as to…

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Leonard B. Willeke Postcards

Leonard B. Willeke

The postcard was initially marketed as a convenient and inexpensive alternative to a telegram or letter, as it required neither extensive writing nor paper and envelope. While early cameras were too cumbersome for every traveler and too new to be affordable, travelers could easily purchase a…

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Language Comes after Artist: A Selection of Books by Lynne Avadenka

Book Artist Lynne Avadenka 2013

Detroit artist Lynne Avadenka has produced small-run, fine press books at her own Land Marks Press for 25 years. The books shown here are a selection of her work and celebrate her skill in merging the visual and textual. All make use of fine paper, binding and printing, and the author is Avadenka…

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