Through May 15, 2015
What: Author as Designer: 30 Years of Books by Steven McCarthy
When: March 6 through May 15, 2015
Where: Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall
Hours: Open during regular library hours
Since his MFA thesis project at Stanford University in 1985, a book object about people and their oldest possessions, University of Minnesota graphic design professor Steven McCarthy has created many books. He has designed publications for various clients, created artist’s books that are widely exhibited and collected, and written a commercial book that has received critical acclaim. His primary interest is in visual and literal narrative – the book’s ability to convey the artist’s and author’s content to readers.
Author as Designer displays a lively variety of works by McCarthy, ranging from limited edition, handmade works printed on letterpress and desktop technologies to offset books that viewers can handle.