The binding, arguable, makes the book. Indeed, the Oxford English Dictionary states that a book is "a series of written, printed or illustrated pages bound together". Many of the artists' books displayed in this exhibit reinforce the centrality of binding to the book as a form. Regardless of the exact style of binding, or lack thereof entirely, each of the works invites the viewer to reassess their own definition of a "book," and all the baggage attached to the concept.
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