Handmade books extol the power of print
March 29, 2012
With discussions swirling about e-readers and online content displacing the printed word, an exhibition of miniature books on the Tulane uptown campus serves as a reminder that the book holds a special place in readers’ hearts, and nothing seems to substitute for the look and touch of paper.
Handmade books are the stars of this exhibit at the Nadine Vorhoff Library. (Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Titled “Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books,” the exhibition is a collection representing the work of more than 140 artists using unconventional materials and techniques, from conventional relief, lithograph and silk screen printing to new digital printing processes.
The books, part of a traveling collection curated by Hui-Chu Ying of the University of Akron, are now on display in the Newcomb College Institute’s Nadine Vorhoff Library.