Treasures of the Rare Books Room: To Be Between by Jody Williams

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Great artists books melt the boundary between books and works of art. They explore the identity of books, how and what we read and the interaction between the reader and what is read.

To Be Between by Jody Williams uses brass, color etched text, and images on handmade and Japanese paper to create a physical sense of what it's like not to fit anywhere. The simplicity and composition of each page really displays the struggle of trying to find a place to be, but never quite getting there. To Be Between is an accordion book that measures 19 inches long and only 2 inches tall. It is number 11 from a limited edition of 75 made in 2002. This book was donated to the Milwaukee Public Library from the George Des Forges Fund.

To view this item, please call the Central Library Art, Music and Recreation Department at 414-286-3071 to arrange a visit.

Valerie @ Central

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