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Recent Staff News
On display from March 16 to April 6, the Decker Library is exhibiting from its collection of cookbooks, including beautifully photographd modernist cusine, mouth-watering Japanese soul foods, and 20th century cuisine classique. Held in conjunction with the Edible Book Festival on April 1 in the Pinkard Gallery.
The Decker Library hosts the 2nd Annual Edible Book Festival on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center.
From February 23 to March 13, the Decker Library displays its recently aquired artist books and zines, including three works by MICA students. Check out this preview of items soon to be in the library's collections.
The Decker Library has added a subscription eBook collection that consists of 100,000 plus titles, with over 1000 new titles added quarterly. All are accessible through the Library Catalog. One can also access, through the catalog, eBooks from other subscription databases, as well as open-source titles from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Getty Publications Virtual Library.
From Feburary 3 to February 20, the Decker Library hosts an exhibit of tattoo-related books, including Maori tattoo traditions, the Japanese irezumi full-body markings, and the codified symbols of the Russian prison system.
The current Decker Library exhibit features works written by, published by, and about Jonathan Williams, a poet who was artist-in-residence at MICA in the late 1960s, including collaborative artists' publications he made with MICA faculty. The exhibit runs from January 6-30, 2015.
The Decker Library will be closed from December 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Over break, whenever the Bunting Building is open, library materials can be returned in the book drop outside the Library entrance.
MICA design faculty Sandra Maxa and Mark Sanders have updated a classic text: Typographic Design: Form and Communication (6th edition). First published in 1985, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to typography as a communication tool, and includes a wide array of visual examples featuring the work of MICA Graphic Design students. The book is available in the Decker Library, and for purchase; buying from Amazon.com through a link in the Library's catalog will provide a donation to the Library.