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Announcing Our 3 Millionth Volume!

Posted by UCSB Library on November 3, 2010

Image of the book Trees by Charles Hobson

"Trees" by Charles Hobson

The UCSB Library is proud to announce the addition of its three millionth volume.  Our newest volume is an artist’s book that challenges the traditional idea of a “book.”

Charles Hobson’s elegant book  is a beautiful and sophisticated work of art and literature that showcases the poem “Trees” by W. S. Merwin.  It  incorporates elements of both classic and cutting-edge book design, photography, and creative use of light.

This is a work that must be seen to be appreciated.  It will be on exhibit in our Department of  Special Collections (Davidson Library, 3rd floor) on a limited basis.

Artist Charles Hobson will be giving a public lecture on campus on Wednesday, November 10 at 4 pm in the State Street Room at the UCEN.

For more information about the book, see the artist’s website.

Watch our news blog for other events celebrating our 3 millionth volume.

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