CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 27, 1999
Exhibition showcases UI community-wide contributions
to book studies, art
IOWA CITY Selected UI students, faculty and
staff will have their work displayed at a newly opened University of Iowa
Libraries exhibition on the book studies community at the UI. Their works,
along with other material from the Libraries Collections, the UI Center
for the Book, and other UI departments, will be displayed at the North Exhibition
Hall of the Main Library now through January 2000.
Open Book: The Book Studies Community at the University
of Iowa showcases the UI communitys contributions to all facets of book
production and use and is open and free to the public.
The UICB facilitates interdisciplinary study and creative
expression in a wide range of disciplines associated with the book. Items
such as "Counter," a UICB-published journal for book specialists
and enthusiasts is on display, as are examples of the book papers produced
at the Centers Oakdale papermaking facility.
Other works shown include works by David Dunlap, art
professor, who created a modified book jacket from Salman Rushdies "The
Satanic Verses." Original works, such as "Between a Rock and a Hard
Place," a fossil and rock book cover created by Lucy David, a Book Arts
Club of Iowa City member is also on display. Among other works shown is "Napkin
Poetry," an anthology of poems collaboratively written in bars in Washington,
D.C. created by Kristi Bassett from the School of Journalism Typography Laboratory.
A case devoted to the conservation department displays bookbinding models,
project examples and reference materials.
The exhibition also features a display case of printmaking
and book designer Barry Moser, who will visit the UI Nov. 12 as an Ida Beam
Distinguished Visiting Professor. Moser recently completed an elaborately
illustrated King James Version of the Holy Bible. The exhibition case features
a study of how Moser develops imagery from photographs and sketches to final