Sunday, May 27, 2012

San Diego Book Arts National Juried Exhibition

Book Art Photograph from the Del Mar Times
The 4th annual San Diego Book Arts National Juried Exhibition is currently on display at the Geisel Library on the University of California, San Diego campus from May 26 through July 8, 2012.

An article, titled Bound together, the art of books goes on display, was published in the Del Mar Times newspaper and the following is an excerpt from the article about the San Diego Book Arts National Juried Exhibition:
The 57 pieces selected for this show by juror Carolee Campbell (out of 200 entered from 17 states), represent the full range of contemporary American book making. There are examples of fine printing using traditional letterpress techniques with lead type, incorporating limited edition prints, exquisitely bound.
Rarely content to present “just the facts,” humans have been decorating, adorning, and illustrating the book since its inception. The artist’s book is, in a sense, the ultimate expression of this activity, according to Campbell.
I so want to go to the San Diego Book Arts National Juried Exhibition!! I've only seen photographs or video footage of book art, but I've never seen book art, like the one pictured above, in person! How awesome would it be to see book art on display in an actual art exhibit?

Geisel Library at UCSD

For more information about the San Diego Book Arts exhibit at the Geisel Library, please visit the UCSD Libraries website by clicking on the highlighted text.

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