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The Collections

The Collections
The University of Texas at Austin

Spotlighting more than eighty collections in very diverse fields, this extensively illustrated volume showcases the unparalleled quality and range of the holdings of the University of Texas at Austin.

Series: Tower Books Imprint

The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts
December 2015
Active (available)
$125.00
720 pages | 9.875 x 12 | 807 color and 117 b&w photos |
ISBN: 
978-1-4773-0785-4

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Description: 

Believing that a strong academic enterprise welcomes and thrives upon collections, the University of Texas at Austin has long been one of the world’s distinguished collecting universities. Its holdings, spanning more than 170 million objects, result from research and pedagogical interests that cover a radical range of subjects—archaeology, ethnography, fine and performing arts, rare books and manuscripts, decorative arts, photography, film, music, popular and material culture, regional and political history, natural history, science, and technology.

The Collections: The University of Texas at Austin offers the first sweeping guide to the university’s irreplaceable artifacts. It introduces some eighty discrete collections by outlining their histories, highlighting their strengths, and suggesting their educational functions.

Andrée Bober conceived this survey and organized more than three hundred individuals to lend their expertise. Included in the book is a historical introduction by Lewis Gould that traces the formation of the collections and acknowledges many people whose visions are manifest in these material resources.

Author: 

Chevy Chase, Maryland

Bober is the founding director of Landmarks, the public art program of the University of Texas at Austin. Previously she served as deputy and then interim director of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. Her publications include Landmarks, The University of Texas at Austin and Susan Unterberg: A Retrospective.

Reviews: 

“Like all wonderfully rich cabinets of curiosities, The Collections rewards slow and repeated looking.”
Glasstire