Title: George A. Smathers Libraries information leaflets
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Yes, I want to support the Artists'
Books Collection at the University of
Florida Libraries!

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The purpose of the ARTBOUND exhibition and
collection is to stimulate interest in contempo-
rary artists' books at the University of Florida
Libraries and to encourage future collecting in
this area. It is intended that the ARTBOUND
competition and exhibit will become an annual
or bi-annual event, and selected by guest jurors
that are experts in the field.

What are artists' books?
Many people wonder, "What are artists' books?"
Even those that make artists' books struggle
with that definition. The most important ele-
ment in defining an artists' book stems from an
artist's motivation. The intent of an artists' book
is the expression of an artistic vision as opposed
to a book having only a literary or informational
purpose. Artists' books are not simply a book by
an artist artists' books are themselves a work
of art. Within the realm of artists' books, there is
a broad range of "ways of making". Some books
are one-of-a-kind pieces much like a painting.
Many artists' books are limited editions, usually
between 30 and loo, but sometimes more. Art-


ists' books also vary in technique, ranging from
traditional fine press printing (letterpress and
fine woodcuts) to sculptural objects that break
the rules of a codex.

The ARTBOUND Exhibition and Collection
features contemporary works by students mak-
ing books in book arts and/or fine arts programs
across the United States. The books for the 2010
competition have been selected by jurors from
UF Libraries and the School of Art and Art His-
tory. These artists' books are now part of the per-
manent collection at The University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries. The jurors se-
lected 32 handmade artists' books created using
a variety of media such as letterpress printing,
intaglio, inkjet, screen printing, and handmade
paper. The books are all high quality, original
works made by emerging book artists.

Exposure to book arts is of great interest to
many students in the disciplines of printmaking,
painting, drawing, graphic design, architecture,
and English/creative writing at The University
of Florida. As the collection grows, so will the
number of students using it. The importance
and use of seeing work done by collegiate peers,
in addition to seasoned artists, is the recogni-


Below: ARTBOUND 2010 2nd Place winner: Jana Sim, ESL, Columbia Col-


tion that the goal of creating distinctive work is
attainable. Work that is done by master printers
and experienced artists can be so refined and
ideal that it seems unattainable. Professional
work is often considered precious and can be
physically restricted from tactile use (e.g. white
gloves or glass vitrine). Student work is special
and will be protected, but the intent of the ART-
BOUND collection is hands-on use. When being
introduced to a new medium, it is inspirational
to touch and interact with work produced by
contemporaries in conjunction with more
complex, master work.



The ARTBOUND 2010 Exhibition catalog
is available for print-on-demand purchase at Blurb.com:
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1569579


DONOR SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES:
Support received would enable the collection to
award and purchase high quality student-made
artists' books. University of Florida Libraries is
the only known U.S. university library system
to collect work in this manner from emerging
artists in the field of book arts. Your support
will enhance and expand this specialized area
of collection.


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