Collins Library Acquires 1st Completely 3D Printed Book by artist Tim Burtonwood, Art Institute of Chicago

Collins Library acquired this book for our Archives & Special Collections and will serve as a prototype and source of inspiration for Makers!  We plan to re-create this design this summer and hope this book inspires you to think about what you can create.

From the artist’s website:

Click on images below for a close-up view:

“Perhaps no other book in this exhibition suggests the vastness of the photobook’s future so much as Tom Burtonwood’s Orihon, a 3D-printed accordion-fold volume containing scans of ancient sculptural objects. Orihon announces its tactility and embraces both history and prospect, infusing the book with true DIY ingenuity.”

— Gregory Harris, Assistant Curator, DePaul Art Museum & Juror for DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books

Exhibited at
The Printing Museum, Houston, TX
LA Art Book Fair with Booklyn, Los Angeles, CA
Medium Cool Art Book Fair, Chicago
3D Notions, BHQFU, New York
DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago
World Maker Faire New York with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
MIT, Cambridge, MA.
Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA.
University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.
University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Columbia College Chicago Library Special Collections, Chicago

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