(Center for Book Arts).
  • New York: Center for Book Arts, 1994.
  • square 12mo.
  • stiff paper wrappers
  • 24 pages.

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Order Nr. 103179

This is a catalogue for an exhibition held in New York from January 14 to March 25, 1994, which contained the work of printers, bookbinders and papermakers who are all instructors of the book arts, as well as artists in their own right. Some of the participating artists were Marcia Ciro, Nadja Press, Peter and Donna Thomas, and Mary Phelan. Contemporary book artists have long appreciated the great value of learning bookmaking from an accomplished master of the form, yet recognized that the best teacher is not the one who merely has the technical expertise to create a well made object, but rather the artist who is able to reveal an original sensibility in his or her work. Though this exhibition affirmed a collective respect for the traditions of bookmaking among all whose book works are shown, it also demonstrated the power of the book to express the unique vision of each artist. These works were created by the craftspeople that link us to the history of the book as they inspire a new generation to define the book in their own time. Photocopied catalogue with translucent endpaper and blue paper covers.