Order Nr. 103181 PAPER, ART AND THE BOOK


(Center for Book Arts).
  • New York: Center for Book Arts, 1996.
  • large 12mo.
  • paperback pamphlet, hand sewn
  • (36) pages

Price: $10.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 103181

This exhibition, held in New York from September 28 to December 7, 1996, reveals the innovative ways artists utilize paper to express ideas conveyed in books and broadsides. Rather than viewing paper as merely a neutral substrate, many of these works employ unusual or evocative papers that integrate the medium's physical components, fiber, watermark, decorative elements, weight and texture with the final work's text and image, or even guide the structure and intent of the book itself. In all the works in this exhibition, paper is a form of tangible memory, and demonstrates human efforts to convert the products of the earth into a medium for expressing the thoughts of one person to another, one generation to those who will follow. Pamphlet stitched with letterpress printed covers, black and white illustrations.