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The Book: Digital, Edible, and as Art

March 9, 2016

Functional "A Clockwork Orange," an edible book by Stacey Carton.

"Goodnight Moon Pie," an edible book by Megan C. Lotts.

"One Flew over the Cookie's Nest"

Rutgers Art Library will host a reception for the exhibit, The Book: Digital, Edible, and as Art, on Tuesday March 29, from 10-11am at the Rutgers University Art Library, located at 71 Hamilton St, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901. This exhibit will run from March 22 through March 29 and will conclude with a display of edible books from 10-11am on March 29. 

This exhibit is comprised of students taking the Byrne seminar: The Book: Digital, Edible and as Art

Course Description: What is a book? From banned books to decorative books, this course will explore the cultural history of the book and how the physical format of books has changed over time. Participants of this course will work hands on with rare books and one of a kind materials from the New Jersey Artists' Books and Book Arts collection housed in the Rutgers University Libraries Special Collections. This course will include guest lectures by Book Artists, Curators, and Librarians. Participants will take trips to the Brodsky Center, MoMA, and more. Topics explored throughout this course will include, Artist Books, Graphic Novels, E-Books, and the world of self-publishing.

If you have questions about this exhibit please contact Megan Lotts, Art Librarian, megan.lotts@rutgers.edu or call (848)932-7189.