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News

May 2017

Matt Brown recently gave an invited talk at the “Protestantism and the Materiality of Texts” symposium, held at Princeton University April 20-22, 2017. The event was sponsored the Mellon Fellowships in Critical Bibliography. Matt also published a review of Matthew Rubery’s The Untold Story of...

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Apr 2017

Lisa Miles (MFA ’17) has received a Fulbright Arts Research grant to study papermaking in Indonesia. With this grant, Miles will study daluang beaten bark papermaking, natural plant dyes, and printmaking. Based at the Bandung Institute of Technology in Bandung, Java, she will travel to urban and...

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Feb 2017

Artists are invited to participate in an exhibit drawing upon ‘handy’ books held in University of Iowa Special Collections as inspiration for new works of book art. The curators will choose a book for each participant to work with and respond to.* Our theme is handiness: books that engage not...

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Feb 2017

The University of Iowa Center for the Book, in collaboration with Alexandra Soteriou and a variety of supporting organizations, is proud to announce the launch of a new website on Indo-Islamic papermaking. This resource constitutes the most substantial photographic record of Indo-Islamic hand...

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Jan 2017
The Center for the Book will be well represented at the 2017 CODEX Book Fair, perhaps the world’s preeminent convention to show and sell fine press publications and artist books. Seven MFA alumni—Candida Pagan, Islam Aly, Alexandra Janezic, Matt Runkle, Anne Covell, Radha Pandey, and Pamela Olson—... MORE
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Events

Handy Books

August 20, 2017, September 15, 2017

An exhibit of works that engage not just the eye, but also the hands—through folds, flaps, tabs, slices, pop-ups, embossing, decay, wear, mutilation, feel—mind and hand linked by the book.

August 20 – September 15,
University of Iowa Center for the Book Merker Gallery
North...

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Cognition and the Hand: "Handy Books" in the History of Knowledge, the Book, and the Book Arts Handy Books Symposium

August 31, 2017

Schedule

2:00–3:15 Distributed Cognition in Ancient Science 
    Courtney Roby, Cornell University
    Room 2032 Main Library

3:30–4:45 Art, Science, and the Mind in the Moveable Book Response and Roundtable Discussion
    Courtney Roby, Susan W. Cook, University of...

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Handy Books

August 20, 2017, September 15, 2017

An exhibit of works that engage not just the eye, but also the hands—through folds, flaps, tabs, slices, pop-ups, embossing, decay, wear, mutilation, feel—mind and hand linked by the book.

August 20 – September 15,
University of Iowa Center for the Book Merker Gallery
North...

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UICB MFA Thesis Show

May 5, 2017

Spring 2017 graduating students currently have their MFA thesis work on display in the KK Merker Gallery.
Works by Ruth Bryant, Ian Huebert and Lisa Miles.

The show will be up from April 24th to May 15th.

Come celebrate with us at the reception on Friday, May 5th from 4:00-6:...

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Ian Huebert MFA Thesis Show

April 10, 2017, April 14, 2017
BEANS Ian Huebert MFA Thesis Exhibition Reception: Friday, April 14th from 4:30-6:30