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ALBUM 2015

WAR REQUIEM

SCENARIUM

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HORSE NETTLE

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AN EXHIBITION OF ARTIST BOOKS AT COLUMBUS, OHIO

     On Thursday, 22 October 2015, the Rare Books & Manuscripts Center at OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY in Columbus sponsored an exhibition of recent acquisitions. This exhibition, beginning with “Preview Night” in the Creighton Reading Room of Thompson Library, showcased old and new books added to the RBMC collections on campus during 2015. From Luca Pacioli's “Divina proportione,” published in 1509 by Paganino de Paganini in Venice, Italy, to Séamas Cain's “Solas eile,” published in 2013 by The Wurm Press at Portarlington, County Laois, Ireland, as well as Cain's “Helen : a performance-work,” published by The Otter Press in Wellington, Shropshire, England in 2014, bibliophiles were presented with a diverse array of unusual publications.

     Cain's books have been added to THE AVANT WRITING COLLECTION in Thompson Library. For more information about the AWC, read Catherine Mehrl and John M. Bennett's descriptive article, “Experimentalist Writing and Art at the July First Saturday,” published on page 25 through page 27 of the ALDUS SOCIETY NOTES, the issue for Autumn of 2015, Volume 15, Issue Number 3.

http://www.aldussociety.com/AldusNewsletterFall2015.pdf

     (THE ALDUS SOCIETY is a membership-organization for bibliophiles.)

Photographs of “Preview Night” by Lisa Iacobellis.

Two new art & poetry books by Séamas Cain, “Solas eile” and “Helen”

Eric Johnson, director of OSU Rare Books & Manuscripts, speaks to audience

Dr. Eric Johnson introduces bibliophiles to the new OSU rare book exhibition

Catherine Mehrl Bennett and Séamas Cain listen to curator Eric Johnson

John M. Bennett and Séamas Cain, with pleasure, view the exhibition

Séamas Cain is amazed by the FLUXUS ideas of Catherine Mehrl Bennett

Séamas Cain bends over a printed book in the old orthography for Gaelic

Dr. Eric J. Johnson, expectantly, guides the bibliophiles at the papyrus table

Séamas Cain and Catherine Mehrl Bennett, in whispers, survey the crowd

John M. Bennett and Séamas Cain prepare to go to the banquet upstairs