Art and Book: Against the odds

by Insiders Dunedin

ART AND BOOK SYMPOSIUM 2014
DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART
October 16-18 2014

The symposium also includes Tourtime – an opportunity to visit many of the places in Dunedin associated with books, as part of Dunedin’s campaign to be awarded the status of UNESCO City of Literature. 

Books are the foundation of literate societies across the globe. They hold the history and culture of a society over time, formerly the preserve of revered orators and bards. But books are also artworks – from the clay tablets to parchments, from the paper and print, from the linguistic marks to the binding and decoration. Like paintings and sculptures the have the status of cultural treasures. Within books artists have exercised their skills in design and illustration. Artists’ books have become an acknowledged genre of the visual arts. This symposium is an opportunity to celebrate the book in all these various artistic contexts. 

Opening night, Thursday 7pm, Public Talk at the Dunningham Suite, Public Library. Remainder of event at Dunedin School of Art - see website artandbook.org for full programme.

For public enquires contact - peter.stupples@op.ac.nz

Post submitted by Pam McKinlay

 

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