Washington, DC and New Castle, DE: Library of Congress and Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 9 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 240 pages. "For centuries Fabriano has been Italy's most famous papermaking center, and Albro, a conservator at the Library of Congress, relates its early history with unrivaled knowledge." -Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Sylvia Rodgers Albro, senior conservator of rare materials on paper at the Library of Congress, Washington, has done us all a.... READ MORE about FABRIANO: CITY OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PAPERMAKING
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New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 6.7 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 312 pages. The Greek Editions of Aldus Manutius and his Greek Collaborators was first published in Greek in 2015, in order to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the Venetian printer. A succinct introduction on the pioneers of Renaissance humanism in Crete is followed by a thorough presentation of the graphic aspect of Aldus's Greek editions, that is, initials... READ MORE about THE GREEK EDITIONS OF ALDUS MANUTIUS AND HIS GREEK COLLABORATORS
New York: American Printing History Association, 2006. 8vo. contributions loosely inserted in cloth clamshell box, paper spine label. Limited to 225 copies.Various typographic arrangements of seventeen poems, both contemporary and classic, using a variety of typefaces, colors, formats, and papers, all printed letterpress. The poems were selected by the printers. Contributors include Mindy Beloff, Robin Price, Sandy Connors, Barbara Henry, Ed Colker, Ron Gordon, David Pankow, Jerry Kelly, Kay Michael Kramer, Michael Peich, Gaylord Schanilec... READ MORE about VERSE INTO TYPE: THE APHA POETRY PORTFOLIO
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 6.7 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. Approx. 336 pages. The Library of Aristotle follows the adventures of Aristotle's book collection down to the edition of the corpus aristotelicum by Andronicus of Rhodes in the first century CE. Aristotle started to collect books in order to form his personal library even before he became a member of the Academy and a pupil of Plato (367 BCE). The kernel... READ MORE about THE LIBRARY OF ARISTOTLE: THE MOST IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BOOKS EVER FORMED
New Haven, CT: Yale University, 2005. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 78 pages. Books tell us many things beyond what their authors write in them. Single copies of books, for instance, often reveal their particular history, who owned them, who read them, who gave them as gifts, how they changed hands over the years. This catalogue of the Beinecke Library exhibition, A Book of Her Own, explores an unusual aspect of book history: all of the... READ MORE about A BOOK OF HER OWN: AN EXHIBITION OF MANUSCRIPTS AND PRINTED BOOKS IN THE YALE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY...
New Haven, CT: Yale University, 1994. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 83 pages. Exhibition Catalogue of the many Greek manuscripts that were on display at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1994 and then later at the Grolier Club. The exhibition celebrated the five-hundredth anniversary of the Aldine Press, which was founded in 1494 by the famous Italian printer Aldus Manutius. Manutius wanted to promote the Greek culture in his printings as well as... READ MORE about LEARNING FROM THE GREEKS: AN EXHIBITION COMMEMORATING THE FIVE-HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE...
With an introduction by Gordon A. Pfeiffer and four wood engravings by John DePol.
New Castle, DE: Delaware Bibliophiles and Oak Knoll Books, 1991. 8vo. quarter cloth, printed paper over boards, leather spine label. 81, (3) pages. With an introduction by Gordon A. Pfeiffer and four wood engravings by John DePol. Limited to 200 numbered copies (Berger B40). Set in Bell and printed on mouldmade paper by Henry Morris at his Bird & Bull Press. This work is based on an original article written by Barbara Benson about the... READ MORE about AN ANTHOLOGY OF DELAWARE PAPERMAKING
North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, n.d. Single sheet. READ MORE about PROSPECTUS TO PROCEEDINGS AT A MEETING OF THE VAT PAPERMAKERS IN 1853
New York: Keith Smith Books, 2000. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 335+(1) pages. First edition. Printed in an edition limited to 1000 copies. An annotated bibliography of all of the books made by Smith, which range from artist books to poetry and textbooks to dictionaries. Most of his 150 one of a kind books are in his own collection. He has published over two dozen small edition artist books and book-length poems, and has compiled ten... READ MORE about TWO HUNDRED BOOKS BY KEITH SMITH
Selections from the collections of Carolyn & Ward Smith, Alan M. Klein, & Rand Brandes, exhibited at the Grolier Club, September 10 - November 1.
New York and Hickory, NC: The Grolier Club and Lenoir-Rhyne University, 2014. 7.25 x 11 inches. hardcover. 112 pages. Selections from the collections of Carolyn & Ward Smith, Alan M. Klein, & Rand Brandes, exhibited at the Grolier Club, September 10 - November 1. This exhibition of highlights from the work of one of Ireland's greatest contemporary poets was originally planned as a survey of "A Life Well Lived," to mark the Nobel Laureate's 75th... READ MORE about SEAMUS HEANEY: A LIFE WELL WRITTEN
New York: The Grolier Club, 2009. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 32 pages. This book contains a catalogue of the work of James L. Weil, master of fine printing and poetry. His collection of poetry contained short and thought provoking poems, while his publishing work represented his harmonious personality, artistic sensibility, and poetic taste. This checklist also provides brief biographical profiles of Jim Weil and other poets of the Elizabeth Press. Four black-and-white illustrations are included. READ MORE about JAMES L. WEIL: MASTER OF FINE PRINTING AND POETRY
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2015. 6.5 x 9 inches. paperback, paper dust jacket. unpaginated. Limited to only 40 numbered copies. In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Center for Book Arts, the past curators of the annual Broadside Reading Series, now in it's 15th year, were invited to write a collaborative poem. Sharon Dolin, who co-founded the Broadside Reading Series with former Center for Book Arts Executive Director Rory Golden, served as... READ MORE about 7 NIGHTS, 28 POETS: A CENTER FOR THE BOOK ARTS 40TH CENTURY ANNIVERSARY PUBLICATION
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2009. 20.25 x 13.5 inches. masa paper, waxed ururyu cover, vellum wrapper. 2 large sheets. Designed and printed by Delphi Basilicato as the judge's book from the 2009 chapbook competition. The edition is 100 signed and numbered copies. It is printed on masa paper with a waxed Ururyu cover a vellum wrapper, set in Franklin Book and Centaur. A series of four poems, "Storm Catechism," "Half-Blind Elegy," "November 11... READ MORE about ANOTHER DAY ON EARTH
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2012. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. paperback. 45 pages. Catalogue of an exhibition that ran from October 3-December 15, 2012. The fifteen projects in the show present the ability of printed materials to act as symbols of ideologies and beliefs. The catalogue provides brief descriptions of each project, along with color illustrations for each of the fifteen entries. Includes an essay by Howard Zinn, "Pamphleteering in America." READ MORE about REQUIRED READING: PRINTED MATERIAL AS AN AGENT OF INTERVENTION
(New York: Center for Book Arts, 2008). large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 32 pages. Organized by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Independent Curator, and held in New York from July 9 to September 13, 2008, this exhibition examines art publications produced by artists and collaboratives. The publications selected for the exhibitions each embody a spirit of collaboration and experimentation and a DIY ethos. Independent publication allows artists to bypass the gallery system, and to make art cheaply and... READ MORE about ARTIST AS PUBLISHER
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2013. 7 x 10 inches. paperback. 25 pages. The manuscript for this book won the 2013 Poetry Chapbook Competition at The Center for Book Arts. The judges were Sharon Dolin and Harryette Mullen. Each poem was inspired by a line from A.C. Balwin's 1853 compendium The Traveler's Vade Mecum, a list of over 8,000 phrases to be referenced by number, creating a code for conversation over long distances. Set... READ MORE about NONE IN THE SAME ROOM: POEMS FROM THE TRAVELER'S VADE MECUM
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2013. 6.75 x 10.25 inches. paperback. 104 pages. Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here assembles artists' responses to the tragic loss of a cultural and intellectual hub in Baghdad that occurred as the result of a bomb explosion on March 5, 2007. This important and timely exhibition catalogue features approximately 250 artists' books and 50 broadside (prints) by artists from around the world, and was co-organized by Beau Beausoleil, Founder of... READ MORE about AL-MUTANABBI STREET STARTS HERE
(New York: Center for Book Arts, 2001). 11" x 11" Round shaped, case bound concertina, with printed navy Iris cloth on both the book covers and lidded clamshell box. n.p. Limited to an edition of 50 signed and numbered copies. Istoriato is an Italian narrative style of pottery decoration which uses the pottery body solely as support for a purely pictorial effect. Originating about 1500 in Faenza, Italy, paintings comparable in seriousness to Italian Renaissance... READ MORE about ISTORIATO
New York: Center for Book Arts, 1986. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (52) pages. An exhibition, curated by Richard Minsky, was held in New York from April 3 to May 16, 1986. This show of Phillips original manuscripts and small editions helped bridge the boundary between book art and artists' books. It included 37 works by the London artist from 1970-1986. Filled with illustrations including many in color. READ MORE about BOOKWORKS BY TOM PHILLIPS, AN EXHIBITION AT THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2012. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. paperback. 100 pages. This book explores letterpress printing in the twenty-first century. By looking at recent developments in letterpress and exploring art made by several influential international artists, this catalogue shows many facets of fine press printing such as typography, book design, binding, and papermaking. It examines the cause of the radical change in the letterpress medium and investigates the rebirth of letterpress printing... READ MORE about FINE & DIRTY: CONTEMPORARY LETTERPRESS ART
(New York: Center for Book Arts, 2005). 17" x 17", four 8.5 x 11 books. black cloth with paper label. three 28 pages, one at 20 pages. Edition limited to 75 signed and numbered copies, including five artist proofs, with only 25 copies for sale. This innovative interdisciplinary work intersects at the pinnacle of creative writing, graphic design, book art, and performance. This is a poem for three voices, meant to be read by three... READ MORE about NEW WORLD SUITE NUMBER THREE
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2013. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. paperback. 28 pages. Catalogue of an exhibition of the same name, which ran from from January 18-March 30, 2013. The exhibition presents 13 artists' works that challenge typical conceptions of the library's place in contemporary society, presenting it as an agent of social change. The catalogue provides a brief but informative description of each work in the exhibition. Illustrated in color throughout. READ MORE about BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A STACK?
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2010. 7.5 x 10 inches. paperback. 28 pages. 22 poems.The manuscript for this book won the 2009 Poetry Chapbook Competition at The Center for Book Arts. Set in French Round Face with titling in Flash by Ed Rayher at Swamp Press. Designed and printed on a Vandercook Proof Press by Barbara Henry. The edition is 100 signed and numbered copies. READ MORE about LOVE LETTERS TO SONS OF BITCHES
New York, NY: Center for Book Arts, 2016. 8.5 x 5.25 inches. paperback. unpaginated. Metadata: Source Materials Visualized presents artists books, book-related artworks, and text-based new media that are visual interpretations, extrapolations, and recontextualizations of researched source materials such as data analysis, surveying, mapping, plotting, data mining, statistics, analytics, observations, and schemes. READ MORE about METADATA: SOURCE MATERIALS VISUALIZED
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2011. 8.5 x 11 inches. paperback. 144 pages. Multiple, Limited, Unique is the culmination of the three-year effort by the Center for Book Arts Collections Initiative. It offers an overview of the history and development of book arts over the past 40 years, and examines the role of the Center in both nurturing and promoting innovative artists and preserving traditional artistic practices. This exhibition is accompanied by an extensive... READ MORE about MULTIPLE, LIMITED, UNIQUE: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS