Photo of artist book called Pyramids by Herodotus and Susan Allix

Written by Karen Lauritsen on September 16, 2013

Kennedy Library’s vine series features artists’ books from special collections

We’ve got artists’ books! They’re cared for with love in Special Collections, where they get the white glove treatment. Lately, they’ve also been getting their time in the limelight, as the stars of a summer series on Vine.

#artistsbooks

In Special Collections, Laura Sorvetti has been working with students to share the unfolding poetry of these unique works of art. They are taking on the challenge of trying to share these amazing works in 6 seconds or less! So far they’ve documented a dozen artists’ books at Cal Poly in the #artistsbooks series.

Below is the summer series and some inside notes on who you see and hear in the short videos. Follow us on Twitter @reklibrary for more.

You can also see the Book Arts in Special Collections online or come to Room 409 in Kennedy Library to see artists’ books in person.

Finally, here’s the post that introduced the series, which we started in June, 2013.

The very first Vine, that launched the series (and stars Laura):

https://twitter.com/REKLibrary/statuses/349988259667001345

In the spirit of Fourth of July:

https://twitter.com/REKLibrary/statuses/352171660440387586

https://twitter.com/REKLibrary/statuses/355058970894925825

A farewell thank you to Peter Runge, the outgoing head of special collections and archives, who loves to surf (and who you see here):

https://twitter.com/REKLibrary/statuses/360138439309529089

https://twitter.com/REKLibrary/statuses/362675439346528256

Starring Zach Vowell, our new digital archivist:

https://twitter.com/REKLibrary/statuses/365182764611416066

https://twitter.com/REKLibrary/statuses/367712041198706688

https://twitter.com/REKLibrary/statuses/370248198520324096

Hear the new communications and public programs student assistant, Rachel Scott, read a part of the poem. Don’t forget to click on the little speaker in the left corner:

https://twitter.com/REKLibrary/statuses/372785846438871040

https://twitter.com/REKLibrary/statuses/376098157618528256

https://twitter.com/REKLibrary/statuses/378653083821408256

https://twitter.com/REKLibrary/status/379681596460515328

 

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