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Feb 2019

The Center for the Book was well represented at the 2019 CODEX Book Fair, perhaps the world’s preeminent convention to show and sell fine press publications and artist books. It takes place every other year in Richmond, California. Five UICB alumni had tables, as well as three of our instructors...

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Jan 2019

Congratulations to Dong Dong for receiving this award! You can read more about Dong and her work at UI Libraries here.


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Jan 2019

Congratulations to MFA candidates Shoko Nakamura and Krista Narcisso! They were awarded Caxton Club Grants for the 2018-2019 application cycle. 

Shoko Nakamura uses everyday things, such as doughnuts, tulips, sandwiches, and cats as subjects for her artist's books. For her thesis project,...

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Oct 2018
UICB students Suzanne Glémot and Zoë Webb were awarded the 2018 Academic Enrichment Award for Graduate Students by University of Iowa Libraries. Applications for this award are open to the libraries' student employees. 
 
Suzanne worked last year in the Conservation Lab....
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Sep 2018
Elizabeth Yale’s 2015 article “The History of the Archives: The State of the Discipline” topped the list in a recent report on download rates of articles in Book History, an annual scholarly journal by The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). Jonathan...
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Events

UICB Annual Nancy Brownell Lecture on the History of the Book with John Hessler

April 11, 2019

Of the thousands of pre-Columbian books produced in the Americas, only a handful have survived to the present day, all of which shed a bright light on the history, language, and the book production methods and techniques of the Nahua and the Maya. This lecture will focus on the construction,...

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It Should Be Familiar: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Cat Liu

March 10, 2019

 

Come see Cat Liu's MFA Thesis Exhibition, "It Should be Familiar" March 10 through 16, at the K.K. Merker Gallery.

Closing Reception for the exhibition will take place Friday, March 15, 5-7PM....

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The Book as Monument: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Isabella Myers

March 3, 2019

Join us for Isabella Myers' MFA Thesis Exhibition "The Book as Monument." Each morning the exhibition will change, showing Isabella's process as she creates an installment demonstrating the building of a book as monument. Come see the show each day to see her work as it progresses.

A True & Exact History: a Reading

March 1, 2019

Work by MFA candidate Sonia Farmer will be performed as part of What Happens: A Festival of Poets' Theater, held at PS1 following the Spring Gallery Walk.  

 

This year's festival will take place on two nights, March 1st and 2nd, and features invited guests Tracie Morris and...

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UICB at RSVP

March 1, 2019

RSVP will again host the UICB during the 2019 Spring Gallery Walk. We look forward to this annual event each year. Stop by on Friday, March 1st, during the exhibition opening reception (5:00pm–8:00pm) to see new work from the University of Iowa Center for the Book.

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