[Book in a Steel Box]

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Photographs of the 2005-2006 artist's book competition winner "Book in a Steel Box" created by Eric Blake. A small cloth-bound volume with graphite lines throughout is welded into a steel box. The book is visible along the spine and fore-edge through steel bars. The box does not open, and the book cannot be removed, making it an "inaccessible text." The first image is of a steel box, with a book inside of it, two bars covering the opening. Image 2, front view of the book inside a steel box. Image 3, book in a steel box laying down flat, the … continued below

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3 photographs : col. ; 5184 x 3456 px. 3615 x 3201 px.

Creation Information

Blake, Eric 2005/2006.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Miniature Book Collection and was provided by the UNT Libraries Special Collections to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 50 times. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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The Special Collections Department collects and preserves rare and unique materials including rare books, oral histories, university archives, historical manuscripts, maps, microfilm, photographs, art and artifacts. The department is located in UNT's Willis Library in the fourth floor Reading Room.

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Photographs of the 2005-2006 artist's book competition winner "Book in a Steel Box" created by Eric Blake. A small cloth-bound volume with graphite lines throughout is welded into a steel box. The book is visible along the spine and fore-edge through steel bars. The box does not open, and the book cannot be removed, making it an "inaccessible text." The first image is of a steel box, with a book inside of it, two bars covering the opening. Image 2, front view of the book inside a steel box. Image 3, book in a steel box laying down flat, the bars over the opening upright.

Physical Description

3 photographs : col. ; 5184 x 3456 px. 3615 x 3201 px.

Notes

This image was taken for use in the digital version of UNT Special Collections' exhibit of its Biennial Artists' Book Competition.

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  • Preferred Citation: University Photography Collection (U0458), University of North Texas Special Collections

Collections

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Miniature Book Collection

These miniature books, 4 inches (10 cm) tall or smaller, include both contemporary and historical works. In some cases, only the covers have been digitized.

University Photography Collection

Drawn from the UNT Archives, these photographs depict images of University of North Texas football, UNT alumni and alumni events, and images of the changing and growing University of North Texas campus.

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  • 2005/2006

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  • June 17, 2020, 1:52 p.m.

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Blake, Eric. [Book in a Steel Box], photograph, 2005/2006; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1703714/: accessed May 8, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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