The Ninth Annual New Jersey Book Arts
Symposium: Syles of Collecting, Styles of the Book, will be held at the
John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark, in Newark, NJ, on November 7, 2003.
Styles will begin by looking
at the underlying principles in the practice of building artists'
book collections. A panel of private and institutional collectors will explore different
collecting approaches, focusing on the issues of inclusiveness, institutional mission,
access policies, the distinctions between collecting policies and curatorial acquisitions,
and the delicate art of selection making.
Four book artists, who teach, study,
work and live in New Jersey, will discuss aspects of their work, which embraces papermaking,
printmaking, storytelling, and making artists' books.