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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Artists' Books

What is an Artists' Book?
Simply stated, artists’ books are works of art in book (or book-like) form (more)

Artists' Books Collection at Otis College of Art and Design
Many of the books in the Otis Artists' Books Collection can be viewed online. Circulating artists' books can be found in the main book stacks at N7433.4 (more)

Videos of and about Otis Artists' Books Collection
Short videos (more)

Resources about Artists Books
Books in the Otis Library about artists' books are found in 7433.3 and N7433.35 (more)

History of Books
Books about the history of books are found in Z4-6593  (more)

 

 

 

 

Design, Structure, and Bindings
Books about typography and bookbinding are found in Z232-271 and N7433.3 (more)

Zines, Artists' Serial Publications, and Mail Art
Books about zines are in NC968 and N7433.3 while books about mail art can be found in N6494 M35  (more)

Pop-Ups and Altered Books
Pop-up books that circulate can be found in TT870.2; books about how to make pop-ups are nearby at TT870. Books about altering existing books can be found in TT896.3  (more)

How-Tos
Books about making books can be found in Z271 (more)

Contemporary Presses
Books about individual printers, shops or presses are in  Z232 and N7433.3 (more)

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