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Masters of the Craft
January 14, 1994 - March 25, 1994

works by instructors of book arts

organized by  Brian  Hannon

Terence  Buckley
James Bible
Demonstration copy bound in full calf with black spirit stain. Gold tooling on a full gilt spine with board edge decoration. Border and center tool finish on front and back panels.
Nancy  Callahan
Book-in-a-Box
(1990) Handmade box with pop-up elements.
Carolyn  Chadwick
Firebox
(1993) Hand-constructed box with Unryu paper.
Nightbox
(1993) Hand constructed box covered in black Nigerian goatskin with red goatskin inlays. Blind tooled, burnished mica powder.
Marcia  Ciro
Plexibooks
(1991) paper, plastic, thread, found objects
Preservation
(1989) Wood, paper, acrylic, inks
Prosthetic
(1990) Acrylic, film, wood, metal
MJ  Connors
Owned
(1993) Mixed media with gum prints on Rives paper.
Owner
(1993) Mixed media with gum prints on Rives paper.
Dikko  Faust
Chains of Memory by J. Nebraska Gifford
(1993) One of five collaborative triptych artist tracts available by subscription, including box. Black, red and gold on white Rives de Lin.
Vishnu Crew Stews Vindaloo Anew by Michael Bartalos
(1990) The dial-a-diecut head includes 4 books which unbolt and fold out. Avocado, tomato on Khadi Indian handmade jute paper. Bound in aluminum and industrial felt with hardware.
Window Pain by Melinda Beck
(1992) One of five collaborative triptych artist tracts available by subscription, including box. Die cut. Red, white and blue on grey.
Dikko  Faust & Esther K. Smith
Vishnu Crew Stews Vindaloo Anew by Michael Bartalos
(1990) The dial-a-diecut head includes 4 books which unbolt and fold out. Avocado, tomato on Khadi Indian handmade jute paper. Bound in aluminum and industrial felt with hardware.
Gloria  Helfgott
Deep, The
(1993) Scroll inserted in accordion fold book of mixed media (threads, sequins, shells, wood) with nautical maps. Box contains list of shipwrecks off the coast of Massachusetts.
Marking Time
(1993) Mixed media (watch parts, foil, acrylic paint, ink) on Arches cover and sheet music. Leather covered cylinder housed in a box.
Prayer Wheel
(1993) Mixed media (acrylic paints, gold leaf, metal Buddhas, wood stupa) in a sonar cylinder form. Comes housed in a box.
Shirley  Jones
Llym Awel
(1993) Mezzotints with relief etching; text is letterpress, hand-set in Gill Perpetua. Barcham Green handmade paper with Fabriano Roma endpapers. The binding is cloth with leather onlay and title.
Two Moons
(1991) Mezzotints with hand set text; letterpress printed on Rives mould made paper with Hahnemuhle paper wrappers. Bound in Japanese style folder with leather onlays and ties.
Kumi  Korf
Healing Scrolls
(1993) Mixed media
Treasure House
(1993) Mixed media
Nora  Ligorano
Bible Belt, The
(1993) Commercially printed bible, leather belt, gold-plated buckle.
Medialogical Displacements
(1992) Xerox tabloids, Sony color video prints, Japanese paper, and gold stamping. The book is housed in a cloth-covered clam shell preservation box.
Ruth  Lingen
Vessels and Voids
(1993) Pochoir on archival cardboard. Handbound in an edition of 50.
Barbara  Mauriello
Album & Box
(1993) Paper, cloth, plexiglass, buttons, wood cut
Mary  Phelan
All Souls
(1993) Ed Colker, artist. Poem by Kathleen Norris. Letterpress and offset lithography on Rives Heavyweight Buff; bound by Barbara Mauriello.
Four Poets/Poems
(1993) Ed Colker, artist. Poems by Anania, Hawks, Shapiro, Swann. Letterpress and offset lithography on Rives Heavyweight Buff; four folios and wrapper; bound by Barbara Mauriello.
Marshall  Reese
Bible Belt, The
(1993) Commercially printed bible, leather belt, gold-plated buckle.
Medialogical Displacements
(1992) Xerox tabloids, Sony color video prints, Japanese paper, and gold stamping. The book is housed in a cloth-covered clam shell preservation box.
Robbin Ami  Silverberg
Midnight Garden
(1993) Dobbin Mill handmade papers of linen and cotton rag with pulp painting and computer generated text by Ted Kooser. Concertina structure in a case.
A.G.  Smith
Ferris Wheel Model - Construction prototype
(1992) Index paper
Esther K.  Smith
Chains of Memory by J. Nebraska Gifford
(1993) One of five collaborative triptych artist tracts available by subscription, including box. Black, red and gold on white Rives de Lin.
Vishnu Crew Stews Vindaloo Anew by Michael Bartalos
(1990) The dial-a-diecut head includes 4 books which unbolt and fold out. Avocado, tomato on Khadi Indian handmade jute paper. Bound in aluminum and industrial felt with hardware.
Window Pain by Melinda Beck
(1992) One of five collaborative triptych artist tracts available by subscription, including box. Die cut. Red, white and blue on grey.
Jan  Sobota
Villon I
(1992) Published by Ruda Klinkovsky. Wood cuts by Karel Bvolinsky. Full leather French binding covered in black and red Nigerian goatskin inlays. The design depicts ravens ain flight. This motif evokes a scene described in "Ballad of the Hanged Man," a poem included among this edition's selection. The raven's wings were designed as flames in order to symbolize the intolerance of the age. Destruction by fire was frequently the fate of heretics and the heretical books they authored.
Villon II
(1992) Published by Ruda Klinkovsky. Wood cuts by Karel Bvolinsky. Modified German binding structure covered in Harmatan black and crimson goatskin and J. Skoch white goatskin. Front and back covers are made with windows which contain figures that can be fully rotated.
Jarmila  Sobotova
Crime & Punishment
(1993) Fydor Dostoevsky's text in design binding. Acrylic painting in the style of Fritz Eichenberg. The French binding is full calf skin painted with ocher and brown leather dyes. The "byzantine" design on the front cover has been achieved by the use of old Gothic carving and punching techniques.
Howard  Stein
A Poet's Voice
(1993) Printed on a variety of handmade papers. Bound in leather, paper and linen with magnets.
Carol  Sturm
Stories are Horizontal Pictures
(1991) Text written by Robert Hass, Czeslaw Milosz, Robert Pinsky, and Gary Soto. Handset and printed letterpress. Four gouache watercolor paintings by DeLoss McGraw. Pages boxed in two-tray box.
Volcanic Holiday by James Merrill
(1992) Artist: Dorothea Tanning. Handset and letterpress printed on Rives BFK. Wrapper is handmade paper with pulp painting by Paul Wong especially for this edition. Folio sheets in paper wrappers boxed in cloth covered two-tray drop-spine box with printed label.
Donna  Thomas
A Collection of Paper Samples from Hand Papermills in the USA
(1993) Samples of handmade paper from over 28 mills. Letterpress printed. Quarter bound in leather and handmade papers with paper wrapper.
A Single Day
(1991) Text by Gary Young with artwork by Young and Peter Thomas. Letterpress printed on Peter's handmade paper. Full leather binding with silver plate mounted on cover.
Alphabet People
(1989) Artwork and text by Tanya Thomas, Peter and Donna Thomas' daughter. Letterpress printed by Peter on handmade paper. Bound in paper with paper label.
Papermaking Rhyme
(1988) Letterpress printed on handmade paper by Peter Thomas. Bound in non-adhesive structure of handmade paper with gold stamping.
Shakespeare on Papermills
(1988) Letterpress printed on Peter's handmade paper. Quarter bound in leather and paper which was made in 1576 for cover and endsheets.
Peter  Thomas
A Collection of Paper Samples from Hand Papermills in the USA
(1993) Samples of handmade paper from over 28 mills. Letterpress printed. Quarter bound in leather and handmade papers with paper wrapper.
A Single Day
(1991) Text by Gary Young with artwork by Young and Peter Thomas. Letterpress printed on Peter's handmade paper. Full leather binding with silver plate mounted on cover.
Alphabet People
(1989) Artwork and text by Tanya Thomas, Peter and Donna Thomas' daughter. Letterpress printed by Peter on handmade paper. Bound in paper with paper label.
Papermaking Rhyme
(1988) Letterpress printed on handmade paper by Peter Thomas. Bound in non-adhesive structure of handmade paper with gold stamping.
Shakespeare on Papermills
(1988) Letterpress printed on Peter's handmade paper. Quarter bound in leather and paper which was made in 1576 for cover and endsheets.
Donald  Traver
Vessels and Voids
(1993) Pochoir on archival cardboard. Handbound in an edition of 50.
Denise Carson  Wilde
She is a Young Feminine Being
(1991) Mixed media with Chinese and Japanese papers.
This Wound Bound
(1991) Mixed media (photographs, veil, photocopied materials), handmade and Japanese papers.
Doug  Wolf
Stories are Horizontal Pictures
(1991) Text written by Robert Hass, Czeslaw Milosz, Robert Pinsky, and Gary Soto. Handset and printed letterpress. Four gouache watercolor paintings by DeLoss McGraw. Pages boxed in two-tray box.
Volcanic Holiday by James Merrill
(1992) Artist: Dorothea Tanning. Handset and letterpress printed on Rives BFK. Wrapper is handmade paper with pulp painting by Paul Wong especially for this edition. Folio sheets in paper wrappers boxed in cloth covered two-tray drop-spine box with printed label.

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