Seven artists/different visions organized by Norman B. Colp.
Norman B. Colp, the curator, said of the exhibit: “Traditionally, a book has been a bound volume containing information that is printed on paper. The information, for convince, has been clustered into specific categories. By mutual agreement, these categories have been kept identical from place to place so that one can walk into any library and readily find a specific book. The most difficult problem was locating a volume that was “oversized,” i.e., was physically larger than the rest and therefore couldn’t fit on a shelf with the others.
This exhibit presents to us works that do not fit the conventional idea of books. Yet they have the characteristics of books. They are ‘book art.'”
Support for the Center for Book Arts’ visual arts programming is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.