Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books (MIMB) is a traveling exhibition of handmade artists’ books curated by Hui-Chu Ying, Professor of Art at the University of Akron. This exhibition features 87 mixed media books by 106 artists from the United States, Canada, China, Japan, India, Pakistan, and Spain and will be displayed in universities both nationally and internationally. When closed the books share similar dimensions of 4”x 5”x 1”, but when opened they can be expanded to any length, width, and depth. The diversity of materials and construction techniques used to create these books reflect the diversity of the concept of the artist book. Displayed together, these miniature objects redefine the traditional format of the book and prompt the viewer to engage with the intimate details of the handmade works.
More information about the books and exhibit can be found at www.mimb.org.
Photos and design by Mark Doroba