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Double-page spread from Desiree Edkins, 2009 Offset Lithography 16.9 X 17.1 Cm (closed) © Courtesy of the artist & Cleveland Museum of Art
DIY: Photographers & Books

11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44130
August 11th, 2012 - December 30th, 2012
Opening: August 11th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.clevelandart.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
info@clevelandart.org
PHONE:  
216-421-7340
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Closed Monday
TAGS:  
books, photography

DESCRIPTION

A new golden age of the photobook has dawned, thanks to digital printing technology and web-based distribution services that allow rapid, inexpensive production of books in quantities from one copy to thousands. This exhibition is the first museum show to focus on the impact of print-on-demand publishing on contemporary photographic practice. Instead of images on the wall, the room will be dominated by a long table where a visual banquet of more than 100 photobooks will await the visitor. Several examples of historic and unique books will be in cases, but for most of the volumes, touching, reading, and re-reading will be encouraged. The books will be by regional, national, and international artists. Plans include a computer station where visitors can try their own hand at producing a photobook.