The extensive examples in the exhibition will explore three major trends in this surprisingly fertile sub-category of book art. The first section looks at bookworks that embrace systems of color, particularly by well-known figures in the history of color theory. Many of these works are an homage to the theorist’s original work. The second section emphasizes conceptual bookworks. The artists’ books in the third section reference color nomenclature or identification. As works of art, all of the bookworks on display defy easy categorization; many of the works have characteristics of more than one category.
CAPTION: Anne Thompson. Positive Wheel: Outside In 1947. 2007. Yale University Art Gallery, The Mary Jane Taft Fund for Emerging Artists.
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