Current Exhibit

Artists' Books: Recent Acquisitions to the Kohler Art Library

July 10 - September 20, 2015

On display are twelve intriguing artists’ books that showcase the strengths of the book arts collection:  interesting use of materials, inventive structures, and collaborative and interdisciplinary content.  Types of materials used in the books include paper towels, photographs, and found objects.  Structures range from magnetic interlocking blocks aimage: Type Bilder Buchnd crumpled slips of text to a double deck of cards and a sampler of handmade papers.  Content includes a graphic display of building engineering projects, conceptions of negative space, storytelling with pictograms, and experimental poetry, among other areas.  Through the use of diverse materials, forms, and topics, these books exemplify the broad creative ground that artists’ books inhabit. 

The exhibition runs from July 10 through September 20.

Curated by Lyn Korenic, Director, Kohler Art Library

Image from: Romano Hänni. Typo bilder buch. Basel: Studio for Design, 2012. 


The Kohler Art Library regularly exhibits materials from its collections, such as artist books and illuminated manuscript facsimiles. Occasionally the library exhibits materials from other sources.