Collection: Ann Unger

Ann Unger's 'library book pocket' series explores the Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC) used in libraries. The DDC, first published in 1876 by Melvil Dewey, structures knowledge into 10 classes - languages, sciences and mathematics, arts and recreation, for example.

The paper pocket that once held the sign-out cards in the back of library books is a quintessential way of capturing information learned by Unger as she represents or identifies images for each knowledge class. Created using a variety of printmaking methods, and printing on both sides of carefully folded Japanese paper, these small-scale print objects speak to the complexity of the world and a knowledge base that continues to grow, while also harking back to a more analogue means of learning.

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