People have been putting books in containers for centuries. Both the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hamadi codices were found in lidded ceramic storage jars in desert caves. Ethiopic book containers protect their contents from desert dust with telescoping double cases and extra flaps. Book containers can also become inseparable from the book or can be the object itself.
Artist Members Annual Exhibition, Co-organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director, The Center for Book Arts, and Pamela Spitzmueller, Book Artist and James W. Needham Chief Conservator for Special Collections, The Harvard University Library and the College Library. On view July 12, 2007 - September 15, 2007.