This past year, we had the pleasure of producing a book for The University of Texas at Austin documenting the institution’s vast and eclectic collections. The result is a book with 720 pages and over 900 images, one of the largest in our company history. The Collections: The University of Texas at Austin provides just a sample of the more than 170 million objects held in various department collections and archives at UT. The objects cover a staggering range of subjects—archaeology, ethnography, fine and performing arts, rare books and manuscripts, decorative arts, photography, music, American history, science, natural history, and more. Featured objects include maps, rare gemstones, paintings, early photographs, architectural drawings, insects, fossils, and far too many other items to list here.

The wide range of objects in The Collections makes it a pleasure to browse, but the accompanying essays are fascinating as well, providing history and context for each collection. These texts were gathered and edited by Andrée Bober, who also selected the objects to be included in the catalogue—an endeavor that took over a decade. Bober is the founding director of the Landmarks program at UT, which curates sculptures and installations around the Austin campus. These artworks are featured in the book, as are countless other objects, documents, and specimens that are rarely seen by the public.

See more photos of this book on our Work page.

 

 

Photography by Jeremy Linden