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[BKARTS] Richard Minsky Events at Syracuse University Library - "The Bill of Rights" and "Material as Metaphor" - March 4, Syracuse, NY

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Book artist Richard Minsky will give a public lecture on Friday, March 4,
at 4 p.m. in the Hillyer Room. His talk is titled "Material as Metaphor."
According to art critic Rose Slivka, Minsky is "the foremost American
exponent of modern bookbinding as the art of amplification on the book,
container of language and ideas, an art other than its own material form .
. . Minsky enlarges the scope and meanings of the book." His talk occurs in
conjunction with an exhibition, "The Bill of Rights," consisting of ten
bookworks by Minsky, each one commenting on the erosion of our fundamental
rights as Americans. (The exhibition will be available Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the sixth floor exhibition gallery of E.S.
Bird Library until April 1, 2005.)

Richard Minsky's works have been exhibited and are held by major American
museums and book art collections, including the Getty Center, the Yale
University Arts of the Book Collection, the National Gallery, and the
Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1974 he founded the Center for Book Arts in
New York City, where, for the first time, contemporary book art was
displayed in an active studio with classes and workshops. This model has
been copied across the U.S. and abroad and has stimulated the rapid growth
of the Book Art Movement. Works in the exhibit can also be seen online at
<http://www.minsky.com>. Educational outreach materials to support use of
the exhibit in teaching can be found at

This event is part of The History of the Book Seminar Series at Syracuse
University, sponsored by the University Library; the Dean's Office, College
of Arts and Sciences; the Departments of Anthropology, English, History,
Philosophy, and Religion, and of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics;
and the School of Information Studies. Additional funding for the
exhibition was provided by the Warren and Edith Day Fund.

"The Bill of Rights," a traveling exhibit interpreting the first ten amendments of the "Bill of Rights"will be on display January 31 - April 1, 6th Floor E.S. Bird Library. See <http://www.minsky.com/a-bill.htm> for more information about the individual works and the exhibition.

For more information on traveling to the Syracuse University Library and
the exhibition see <http://scrc.syr.edu>. A map is at the bottom of

We look forward to your visit.

Peter Verheyen

Peter D. Verheyen
Special Collections Preservation & Access Librarian / Conservator
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-9937

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