October 11, 2006
Cornell Chronicle Online —
Provost Biddy Martin invites all Cornell faculty, staff, and students to join the Cornell Humanities Book Art Project by loaning books they have authored. In January Professor Buzz Spector will create a sculpture of a giant letter "C" composed entirely of books on arts and humanities subjects written by Cornellians in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning's New York City space at 50 W. 17th St. It will be on display January 12-19, 2007.
The Cornell "C" will be reinstalled for a monthlong exhibition in Kroch Library's Hirshland Gallery in the spring. Books eligible for the project can be in any broadly defined area of the arts or humanities, including biography, imagery, criticism, theory, plays, scripts, memoir, and the history of science. Scientific textbooks and books focusing entirely on scientific research are not eligible. A complete bibliography listing every book in the sculpture will be produced, and participants will receive a commemorative gift.
Authors should bring their book (or books) to any branch of the Cornell University Library between October 16 and November 20, hand it to a staff member at the circulation desk, and fill out a brief form. Student workers will catalog and pack the books for shipping to New York City and unpack the books when they return to Ithaca for the spring exhibition. Books loaned to the project will be returned at the end of the spring 2007 semester. Authors will receive an e-mail from the Cornell Library when their books are ready to be returned.
Reproduced with permission from www.news.cornell.edu; article by George Lowery.