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  • The Center for the Books Arts

    "is dedicated to the preservation of the traditional crafts of bookmaking, as well as contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object. Founded in 1974, it was the first non-profit organization of its kind in the nation, and has since become a model for others around the world. The Center has organized over 130 exhibitions related to the art of the book, and each year more than 200 artists use our fully-equipped print shop and bindery to create new works which reflect centuries of craft tradition. The Center offer over 120 courses, workshops, seminars and lectures in three semesters a year, as well as services to artists, including an intern and apprenticeship program, special publications, workspace rentals, and a book artists slide registry. The Center for Book Arts ensures that the ancient craft of the book -- that container which preserves the knowledge and ideas of a culture -- remains a viable and vital part of our civilization.

  • - from a Center for Book Arts publication


The majority of the University of Iowa's copies of books published by the Center For Book Arts are housed in the Art Library.


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