August 28–October 17
Open from 2-6 pm daily
The Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, Ga.
A book begins as a small mass of material, formed and pressed into life by ideas, words, and machines. A concept becomes thought, becomes word, becomes book, becomes sculpture. From the tactile complexity of handmade paper, to the alteration of existing volumes, to a variety of other materials and concepts, these objects, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive. The objects in this exhibition interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where word has become form.
Book As Art: Infinity is the eighth edition of this critically acclaimed artist book exhibition established by the Decatur Arts Alliance in 2013. Entries hail from across the United States and around the world, and from emerging artists as well as recognized masters in the genre. The Book As Art is pleased to present these examples from the finest in the field.
Friday, Aug. 28 | 7-9 pm
Book Festival Extended Hours
Saturday, Sept. 5 | 9 am-6 pm
Sunday, Sept. 6 | Noon-6 pm
Closing Reception and White Glove Night
Friday, Oct. 17 | 7-9 pm
We’re putting away the “do not touch” signs. Volunteers will provide viewers with white gloves for first-hand exploration of the books.