Choose Your Own Adventure: Book Studies at Iowa [Exhibition]
Participants of the Rare Book and Manuscripts Conference are invited to an exhibition at Merker Galley in North Hall – home of the University of Iowa Center for the Book. The exhibit Book Studies at Iowa will display course work, projects and instructional agendas demonstrating the range of our engagements with physical books here at the University of Iowa. Facilities of the Center will be opened.
View and Discuss:
- Course work focused on book studies and artisanal skills such as History and Technique of Papermaking, History of Western Letterforms, Historical Book Structures, Materials Analysis
- Publications of the University of Iowa Press highlighting contemporary book design and production as well as display of exemplary monographs of UICB Faculty
- Findings resulting from seminars and distinguished lectures of the Sawyer/Mellon seminar on formats of culture transmission; “Cultural and Textual Exchanges: the manuscript across pre-modern Eurasia” that was convened during the 2016/2017 semesters
- Exemplars from the “Book Interventions” workshop interpreting evidence of the remaking of books by use. This seminar is sponsored UICB, Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program and Special Collections of the University of Iowa Libraries and convenes practitioners of library and archives conservation
- Samples from the teaching resource of Historical Bookbinding Model Collection of the University of Iowa Libraries, Preservation department. This unique instructional resource spans the history of hand-held reading devices from Antiquity to e-books