Peter and Donna Thomas: 40 Years of Book Work

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Gallery Talk and Reception

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Peter and Donna, book artists from Santa Cruz, California, started their business in 1977. They completed their first book, “The Three Cedars,” in 1978. 2017-18 marks their 40th anniversary, which will be celebrated in libraries across the country with retrospective shows displaying from those libraries own holdings. The University of Iowa Special Collections is home to their archives, a selection of which is on display until September 13, 2017.

Donna and Peter Thomas make their own paper, letterpress print or hand render the texts, illustrate, and hand-bind their books themselves. They make both edition and one-of-a-kind books that combine the precision of the fine press aesthetic with the structural exploration and artistic creativity found in contemporary artists’ books.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
Special Collections Gallery
125 West Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242
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