Monday, October 28, 2013

Come Meet a Book Artist!

What does a spool of ribbon, a pack of miniature postcards and a garland of paper ties have in common? Believe it or not, all of these works are, in fact, books and can be found alongside the more traditional volumes housed in the Mount Holyoke College Special Collections.

Maxims by the Yard - Some in Meter: Spools of Knowledge Vol. I by Angela Lorenz

Angela Lorenz, a book artist based in Bologna, Italy has been creating these imaginative literary works since her undergraduate years at Brown College. The ideas that Lorenz conveys through her work are not confined to printed text; rather they are woven (sometimes literally) into the physical substance of the book. Lorenz’s works have taken many forms, incorporating everything from soap to marshmallows. Readers are invited to participate with the text—opening flaps and puling tabs—lending a tactile experience to what is normally a purely intellectual exercise.

Binding Ties by Angela Lorenz

At 4:30 on Tuesday, October 29, Angela Lorenz will pay a visit to the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections. Come hear about her process and see examples of her work. Treats will be served!

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