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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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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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