University bookshelf: The Authority of the Book
The not-exactly-a-book recommendation this month is the “The Authority of the Book” exhibit at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts through Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Are we at the end of the era of the printed book? Perhaps, but the explosion in self-publishing argues that the printed/made book is more potent than ever. The works in this show have a variety of approaches and relationships to the idea of production, but they all share a commitment to the book as an authentic primary experience in art.