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Faculty Collaboration Receives CBAA Award


An artists’ book created by Associate Professor of Art Robert Knight and Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature Andrew Rippeon received a Members’ Exhibition Award at the 2018 gathering of the College Book Art Association (CBAA) that took place at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia Jan. 4 to 7.

The book, Every Mosque Between JFK and Syracuse, NY, was selected for the exhibition Fertile Ground: Artists Respond to a Collective Geography by jurors John Caperton, curator of The Print Center in Philadelphia, and Mark Dimunation, chief of the Library of Congress’ Rare Book and Special Collections Division. The book received one of three Members' Exhibition Awards for 2018.

Extending Knight’s work documenting sacred spaces, Every Mosque Between JFK and Syracuse, NY sequences together images taken from Google Street View. It features images of 81 mosques along a route that begins at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, N.Y., and follows the main highway system to Syracuse, N.Y.

Produced as a concertina (or “accordion-fold”) book with a letterpress cover and transparent slipcase, it measures over 60 feet long when fully open. The book was produced entirely by hand at Hamilton.

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