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Artwords and Bookworks Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0517

Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of artist books and ephemera from a variety of artists.

Dates

  • 1970-1978

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

(Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, February 28 through March 30, 1978). Co-curated by Judith Hoffberg and Joan Hugo, Artwords and Bookworks was one of the largest exhibition of "artists' books and ephemera" to take place during the 1970s. Comprised of experimental works by approximately six hundred contributors, the exhibition presented a diverse and provocative sampling of this alternative art form. Following its Los Angeles opening, the exhibition travelled to the Artist's Space, New York, the Heron School of Art, Indianapolis, and the New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans. Although a small number of contributors requested that their works be returned at the close of the venue, the majority preferred that the exhibition be maintained as a record of the event itself. The ATCA holdings include these bookworks and other multiples alongside documentation and other related ephemera. The bound books in the collection have been individually cataloged to the "x" collection and can be retrieved by identifying the title in the exhibition catalog and searching InfoHawk, or alternately by restricting Infohawk to special collections in the advanced tab and searching the keyword"Artwords and Bookworks". All other artists' works, ephemera, and correspondence can be found within this aid.

Extent

18.00 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Co-curated by Judith Hoffberg and Joan Hugo, Artwords and Bookworks was one of the largest exhibition of artists' books and ephemera to take place during the 1970s. Comprised of experimental works by approximately six hundred contributors, the exhibition presented a diverse and provocative sampling of this alternative art form.

Related Materials

ATCA homepage - Provides an overview of the ATCA collection with links to finding aids.

ATCA Artists' Works and Correspondence (MsC 764) - Contains mail art by other artists sent to Buster (and others).
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5921
319-335-5900 (Fax)