Mary Murphy is not your typical librarian (she’s a with-it, stylish, Visual Resources Librarian) and the books in SCAD Atlanta’s ACA Library are not your typical books. In this excursion of Art Stroll, Gene sits down with Mary to talk about why some books are better off being on the coffee table instead of on the tablet. In fact, some of the books in the collection (like ones created by Tauba Auerbach) are the size of a coffee table, measuring nearly 3 feet long and retailing for $550.00. Now that’s a book!
The ACA Library features over 2100 “artist books” that encourage interaction. You can make an appointment to view these amazing and touchable works of art anytime, but if you head over to SCAD through April 13, 2012, you can see everything that Mary helped collect over the past year.
Tune in Monday, March 12th (host Gene Kansas‘ birthday, by the way!) to hear this show. Email Visual Resources Librarian Mary Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit. Book it and enjoy!