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Decker Library Exhibitions

Faculty Publications Showcase

August 18 - September 12, 2014
Curated by Debby Viles
dviles@mica.edu

"This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done. It's that easy, and that hard." 
                       
                 - Neil Gaiman

The exceptional faculty members at MICA, both past and present, have always had a rich history in the publishing field. As artists and creative thinkers, research is an ongoing process that yields writings, illustrations, theories and philosophies. These fruits of thought naturally become prime topics for discussion and ultimately beg to be published.

From past Director of the Maryland Institute Alon Bement's book, Figure Construction, written in 1921, to the most current book the library has received, Ashe to Amen: African American and Biblical Imagery edited by Graduate Dean Emerita Leslie King-Hammond, The Decker Library strives to collect all things published by its faculty.

The library houses both full-time and part-time faculty publications, that range from Artist's Books, monographs, exhibition catalogs, and editorials to videos, DVDs, essays, reviews, hot topic articles in the latest art magazines, and digital content. What is displayed here is merely a sprinkling of the numerous faculty publications the library has to offer.

If there is something missing from our collection, please feel free to let us know, and by all means, ask a librarian where even more faculty treasures can be found!

Circulation policy for books on exhibit:
Circulating books on display in the museum cases are available for check out at any time. Please see a staff member at the circulation desk to request a book from the cases. Titles, when available, may be checked out at any time from the MRC. For books on display from the Special Collections (Cage), please see a reference librarian.

Image information: "Study of the Tiber River" (2008) from Barry Nemett: Paintings, Poems & Passages by Barry Nemett, chair of the Painting Department (N 6537 .N398 A4 2009 Quarto).


 

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