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'Paradox Swamp: Beauty, Obsession and a Strange Green Land' on Exhibition at FAU's Wimberly Library

Exhibition Helps to Launch FAU's Freshmen Reading Project

WHAT: Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ Arthur & Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts is hosting “Paradox Swamp: Beauty, Obsession and a Strange Green Land,” an exhibition of artists’ books, fine press books, Florida maps and other Floridiana, and textiles and artifacts from the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes.                      

WHEN:  Through Wednesday, September 5, 2007

WHERE: Florida Atlantic University
                S.E. Wimberly Library
                777 Glades Road
                Boca Raton, FL 33431

HOURS: The exhibition is displayed in the library’s main lobby, at the entrance  of the second floor administrative offices and at the Jaffe center on the third floor. For library hours, visit or call 561-297-3770. The portion of the exhibition at the Jaffe center may be viewed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

COST:  Free and open to the public

CONTACT:  To arrange a group tour of the exhibition, contact John Cutrone, Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts programs coordinator, at 561-297-0455 or For more information, visit

The Jaffe center selected the exhibition’s name, “Paradox Swamp: Beauty, Obsession and a Strange Green Land,” from a passage in “The Orchid Thief,” a 1998 national best seller by Susan Orlean, which is set in south Florida and steeped in culture. The exhibition helps to launch FAU’s 2007 Freshman Reading Project, which selected Orlean’s book as its first read.


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