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- The library's current exhibit is titled Handmade Paper: Wisconsin Roots, running April 15 through June 30, 2013. For almost 50 years, Wisconsin has been a remarkable leader in the field of book arts and has played a vital role in the resurgence of handmade paper. This exhibit showcases examples of artists’ books that contain handmade paper made by artists with Wisconsin roots. The exhibit is part of a multi-part exhibition on view here, as well as in the Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library, and in the wall cases on the 2nd floor, Memorial Library.
- See birds, flowers, and gardens of Spring in 18th-19th century books digitized by the Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture.
- Fifteen Japanese illustrated books from the late Edo period are available for viewing online within the Arts Collection created by the UW Digital Collections Center. The Japanese books are owned by Kohler Art Library.
- The Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture has recently added two new online books. See The Designs of Inigo Jones (1770) and Valuable Secrets Concerning Arts and Trades (1795). Inigo Jones' designs were instrumental in promoting Palladian architecture in Britain. The second book is an early American "how-to-do-it manual" for formulating paints, dyes, vinegars, essential oils and other compounds of household chemistry.
- Kohler Art Library books are included in the full text Google Book Project. Approximately 6,000 books were digitized to expand access to these important art-related historical materials.
- Interested in the book arts? See the library's Artists’ Book Collection database, an illustrated, descriptive index to over 760 artists’ books located in the Kohler Art Library. Users can search by artist, title, press, book structure, binding, subject, or contributor roles.