BOOK/LIKE: An Exhibition on The Art of The Book, Suna Kıraç Library, March 3 to April 4, 2011, Koç University, Rumelifeneri/İSTANBUL

Veryeri Alaca, Ilgım and Küçükcan, Berrin BOOK/LIKE: An Exhibition on The Art of The Book, Suna Kıraç Library, March 3 to April 4, 2011, Koç University, Rumelifeneri/İSTANBUL., 2011 UNSPECIFIED. [Other]

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In spite of its short history of eighteen years, Koç University has developed its library towards meeting its goals of educating the most exclusive alumni and advancing the borders of art and science in addition to fulfilling its mission of serving our country and humanity. In this short period of time, Suna Kıraç Library has become one of the most established university libraries by acquiring products of universal knowledge of culture. While using the most advanced technology, it has also preserved original rare works which convey knowledge from the past. These rare books are preserved within the library building under special conditions which also allow patrons direct access to the materials. The students in "The Art of the Book" course that was recently offered by Ilgım Veryeri-Alaca from the Media and Visual Arts Department in the College of Social Science and Humanities worked towards the same goal: to design and produce their own books. Students initially gained knowledge on the theory of book design, and then by integrating this knowledge with their own imagination, they fabricated their art works. Suna Kıraç Library would like to present to art lovers these original book designs side-by-side with a selection of rare books from our collection that may be inspirational to contemporary book design. It is exhilarating for us to see that almost all the students enrolled in this class are majoring in different departments, a factor which enriched the creative process. By revealing the creative sides of our students and showcasing our collection of rare books- produced in different times, in differend languages, and by different people- this exhibition creates an exquisite fusion of the old and the new. I congratulate my colleague Ilgım Veryeri-Alaca, with whom I take great pride in having worked together in this organization, and her students, I thank her particularly for having led the effort for the promotion and presentation of our rare book collection.

Item type: Other
Keywords: Book History, Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Book Arts, Book Art, Book Exhibitions
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HC. Archival materials.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HD. Rare books and manuscripts.
Depositing user: Dr. Berrin Küçükcan
Date deposited: 09 Oct 2020 02:01
Last modified: 07 Nov 2021 20:19


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