Thanks to a generous grant from the Donovan Trust, visitors to the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library now have access to a unique set of artists’ books. In 2012, the trust provided more than $10,000 in funding to purchase artists’ books from Flying Fish Press. These handmade books are produced in very limited editions, and engage the viewer by creating a narrative in a unique way, with intricate parts and three-dimensional objects. Book Artist Julie Chen is one of the leading educators in this field, and she creates some of the most intricate and highly crafted work that is currently available.
The books purchased with this funding will be on display in the Little Library through March 15th. The exhibit was created by Chelsea Alexander, a student intern at the Fine Arts Library this semester. It is one of the projects involved in completing the requirements for A-H 399, “Internship in Art History and Visual Studies.”