July 19, 2004

Bronze book will introduce airport travelers to Buffalo

Patricia Donovan
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A two-thousand pound "operable" bronze book, the pages of which chart the history and physical development of the City of Buffalo and describe many points of its civic pride, will be installed in The Gallery at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on June 29, where it will be exhibited through December.
The installation will begin at 11 a.m. and continue through the afternoon.
The bronze book was produced between 1999-2002 by faculty members and students at the University at Buffalo through a university-funded interdisciplinary collaborative venture, "The Public Casting of Cities." ...
Kent Kleinman, chair of the UB Department of Architecture, notes that "any verbal description of the scope and quality of this work will be woefully inadequate.
"It involved creating dozens of low-relief models of Buffalo's great and minor icons, casting them in bronze and compiling them into a large, 12-leaf, book-like structure made of milled-bronze stock and bronze counterweights. The casting was done in the Casting Center in the UB Center for the Arts."
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