20 January, 2010

Karen Kunc - Artist Books

This is part one of five. You can find the other parts here.

"Artists' books are not books about art; they are art expressed through book form." This essay from the University of Delaware Library goes on to say that many artists are inspired to get the reader to think about books as other than text, to create a book that steps out of the ordinary and captures the viewer's imagination. Rare, collectible books are not just found, they are made. Karen Kunc, Cather Professor of Art and Art History at UNL, is a highly valued and sought after print-maker and creator of unique, hand-crafted books. Each of her creations is a work of art that is destined to be an heirloom. She will talk about her perception of the book, from initial conception of a project to final art piece. She will show examples of her own work, have a hands-on viewing of her work and be open to discussing any topic related to contemporary book arts.

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