Modeling the Message

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Friday, February 19, 2021 from 12:00am - 1:00am



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Event typeLecture/Discussion
SeriesBook Arts Studio

Book artist Alisa Banks will discuss the relationship between content and form in creating artists’ books. For example, her work When is now?, a recent acquisition of the U-M Library, is comprised of a circular wooden box that, when opened, contains what appears to be the top of a person’s head. As you peer into the box, only the person’s hair is visible, nestled in the bottom of the container. A poem encircles the lid. Banks will walk us through a selection of her works and the decisions that went into their eventual forms.

When is now?, an artist book by Alisa Banks.


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Jamie Lausch Vander Broek ·

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