The book, however one wishes to define it, has proved to be an enduring and inspiring art form. From medieval manuscripts to ancient Buddhist albums, from Persian miniatures to modern print portfolios, the art of the book expresses the values and subjects most dear to cultures, religions, and individual artists. Even today, the artist book is as unique as its creator. $0 $0$0 $0This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Oregon Humanities Center yearlong project “Year of the Book.” Complementing works drawn from the museum’s permanent collection are special loans from artist, scholar, and critic Johanna Drucker, Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor in the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.
This exhibition and related programs are cosponsored by the University of Oregon Department of Romance Languages, Oregon Humanities Center, and the Comparative Literature Program.