The Book As Art Exhibits

The Book As Art: Wonders

August 9–September 27 
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: Wonders is the seventh 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.

Jurors: Denise Bookwalter, Tallahassee, FL; Mari Eckstein Gower, Redmond, WA; and Andrew Huot, Norcross, GA.

View the full catalog here on issuu.com.

Special Events

Opening Reception
Friday, Aug. 23 | 7-9 pm

Book Festival Extended Hours
Saturday, Aug. 31 | 9 am-6 pm
Sunday, Sept. 1 | Noon-6 pm

Closing Reception and White Glove Night
Friday, Sept. 27 | 7-9 pm
We’re putting away the “do not touch” signs. Volunteers will provide viewers with white gloves allowing first-hand exploration of the books.


The Book As Art: Flight Edition

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Concourse E, through October 2019

Book As Art: Flight Edition is a compilation of award winning works and invited pieces assembled from a critically acclaimed artist book exhibition established by the Decatur Arts Alliance in 2013. Entries for these juried exhibitions from 2013–2017 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: Flight Edition is pleased to present these examples from the finest in the field.

The Book as Art: Flight Edition is presented by the Department of Aviation Art Program

The Airport Art Program develops and integrates art, exhibits and performances into the fabric of the ATL environment for the benefit of passengers and employees. For more information about this exhibition or the Airport Art Program, contact 404/382-2250 or visit ATL.com. #ATLAirportArt @ATLairport