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Alice Austin
Philadelphia, PA

Ca' d'Oro
Ca' d'Oro is a tunnel book inspired by the palace of the same name on the Grand Canal in Venice. The book consists of two etchings executed in Venice; one is used as the background and the other is cut for the middleground. Linoleum prints, based on the pattern of an iron grill, make the foreground and sides. The book is housed in a handmade paste paper covered box with a magnetic closure.


Box of Happiness
Hand-set metal type and linoleum cuts printed on a Vandercook press. Paper handmade by Michelle Wilson for the artist - 50/50 abaca /cotton and shredded money. A fun book full of good fortunes in a matching paper box.


Alice Austin is a Philadelphia printmaker and book artist. She is a lecturer at the University of the Arts, teaching book structures, and also works as a book conservator at the Library Company of Philadelphia, a rare book library founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin. She earned a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and has been an active member of the Guild of Bookworkers for over ten years. Her work is widely held in private, public and special collections worldwide and you can listen to a podcast about her work from the University of Alabama. Her art work is also featured in "500 Handmade Books" and "Magic Books and Paper Toys."

Alice Austin's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts
(un)Contained Vessels
 Artist Members Annual Exhibition, Co-organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director, The Center for Book Arts, and Pamela Spitzmueller, Book Artist and James W. Needham Chief Conservator for Special Collections, The Harvard University Library and the College Library
(2007) Handest letterpress, lino cuts, paste paper and linen bag
Celebrating Artist Members: 30th Anniversary Members Exhibition
 Organized by Roni Gross, Artist.
Lousy Situation
(2005) Letterpress on Rives lightweight
2004 Artist Member Juried Exhibition
 juried by Mindell Dubansky & Milan Hughston
Milk, Butter, Eggs
(2004) Etching, relief print

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