Released: December 13, 2010
Lincoln, Neb. - Images from a collection of artists' books donated to the University Archives by Karen Kunc are now available online through the UNL Libraries' digital collections.
Images from the book collection, named "The Blue Heron Press Collection of Artists Books," are available online at go.unl.edu/6a3.
Kunc, Cather Professor of Art, collected the books over a 25-year span. The collection reflects a wide range of bookmaking styles and structures, along with diverse methods and techniques that combine content with form and craft.
The collection includes literary private press publications, sculptural book objects, unique manuscript traditions, low-tech printed matter, expansive accordion books, typographic text and image relationships.
The book collection is also available for hands-on viewing through the University Archives.