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Beautiful Books, Subversive Ideas

Beautiful Books, Subversive Ideas

A page from Cuban book artist Rolando EstévezCuban book artist Rolando Estévez, speaking Spanish with simultaneous English translation, talks about the role of handmade books in Cuba and in the world today.

Estévez, the artistic founding director of Ediciones Vigía, an artisanal press in Matanzas, Cuba, provides a retrospective of his work for Vigía, as well as discussing and displaying his newest one-of-a-kind books that give expression to his unique visual poetics. He presents, for the first time, an artist book about Hemingway and the legacy of his presence in Cuba.

As our society moves toward digital books and the idea of the book as virtual rather than tactile, the role of handmade books has become a fascinating publishing phenomenon transforming how we think about literary texts.

Date & Time: March 14, 2014 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)

For more information: http://www.lib.umich.edu/events/beautiful-books-subversive-ideas

Support for this event has been provided by the U-M Center for World Performance Studies, International Institute, LSA Dean’s Office, and the Department of Anthropology.