Synopsis: The twenty-fifth annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, What Books Do Better, will consider the proposition that books have inherent value—whether considered as intellectual, aesthetic, historical, legal or commercial objects.
Start Time: Friday, November 8, 2019 8:45 AM
End Time: Friday, November 8, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: Alexander Library
Address: 169 College Avenue
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Sponsor: Rutgers University Libraries
Category: Other
Contact Name: Michael Joseph
Contact Email: mjoseph@rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-6163
Additional Information: The twenty-fifth annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, What Books Do Better, will consider the proposition that books have inherent value—whether considered as intellectual, aesthetic, historical, legal or commercial objects. In the library world, the book is generally perceived to have diminishing value. As a receptacle of information, or aid to teaching and research, the book is inferior to searchable electronic texts and data files. A librarian speaking on behalf of artists’ books might argue that they inspire viewers and readers alike, or that they communicate suprarational truths: they engage the mind in various ways that are at least as important to the educational process as the workaday absorption and manipulation of information. But, of course, artists think about the books in other ways, and an artist might express the point of view that books are superior to paintings or sculpture or prints for a number of reasons—and then list what those reasons are. Registration deadline – November 4, 2019 Registration fee – $45 (Includes catered lunch) Rutgers faculty and staff –$15 Return registration form and payment: Jill Morrow James Dickson Carr Library Administration 75 Avenue E, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8040 Checks should be payable to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. GETTING HERE: Archibald S. Alexander Library 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Alexander Library is located at Rutgers University–New Brunswick in central New Jersey and is easily accessible by car and rail (New Brunswick train station). Register for free parking here. CONTACT: For more information on directions or parking, please call Michael Joseph at 848-932-6163 or email mjoseph@rutgers.edu.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Faculty,  Staff