Monday, October 01, 2007

Alexandria Campus Library featured in "Virginia Libraries"

The Altered Books exhibit, sponsored by the art department and on display in the Library through the Spring and Summer terms, was featured in the August edition of Virginia Libraries, the quarterly publication of the Virginia Library Association.

The Library also acquired (through the generosity of an anonymous alumni donor) one of the altered books that will now form part of the Library's permanent collection:

Stop by the Library and check out the latest edition of Virginia Libraries or to see Old Webster's Dictionary (above).


Anonymous said...

What exactly is the second one? It's very disturbing.

Alex Librarian said...

Old Webster's Dictionary is, as the name implies, an old dictionary. The artist asked friends to make lists of words that they felt described him. He hightlighted the words in the dictionary and then created the altered book using casts of his face and hands.