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From Bande Dessinee to Artist's Book: Testing the Limits of Franco-Belgian Comics
April 19-June 29 2013
 (2013) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Brother, Can You Spare A Stack?
January 18-March 30 2013
 (2013) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  

Tell Me How You Really Feel: diaristic tendencies
July 11-September 22, 2012
This exhibit book focues on how artists used personal writings such as journals, notebooks, diaries, lists, and tweets as source material to create visually powerful and engaging artwork. The exhibition was divided into three general categories: 1. Graphic Novels, 2. Travelogues, and 3. Journals.  (2012) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Required Reading: Printed Material As Agent Of Intervention
October 3-December 15, 2012
This exhibition book presents fifteen projects that range from published books and correspondence to performance and video documentation, and are meant to challenge a poiltical or social issue. The exhibit's works showed the ability of printed materials to act as symbols of idealogies and beliefs.  (2012) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Canceled
April - June 2012
The catalogue presents a selection of canceled or otherwise prohibited exhibitions that now exist as publications or in other formats. It brings together self-produced publications and documentation of exhibitions or active social interventions in which the artists bypass formal environments (museums, art fairs, and galleries) via alternative modes of communication. These publications and documentation bring to light critical commentary questioning "established" external institutional protocol and highlight books as a mean of disseminating information in social, political, and cultural issues on a wide and accessible scale, potentially in ways more stable and effective than the original exhibition would have been.  (2012) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Fine & Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art
January - March 2012
 (2012) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  

Book as Witness: The Artist's Response
On view July - September 2012
This exhibition catalogue presents works by nearly three dozen artists that convey strong emotional content to discuss difficult social, political, and personal issues of loss on both local and global levels. It consists of an introductory essay by exhibition curator Maria G. Pisano and a picture and bibliographical information of each of the 36 exhibited works. The works presented in this exhibition show how artists connect and respond to events in their own lives and in the global community such as lynching, Hurricane Katrina, rape and other sexual violence, the Indonesian Tsunami of 2004, war, the death of loved ones, and the Holocaust.  (2012) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  

Multiple Limited Unique: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Center for Book Arts
Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director, Jen Larson, Collections Specialist, and the Collections Committee. For the past two years, the Center for Book Arts has been involved in a Collections Initiative, which involves the in-depth cataloguing and preservation of our extensive collection of artist books, prints, catalogues, and ephemera. This exhibition marks the culmination of the three-year Collections Initiative. The exhibition will offer an overview of the history and development of book arts over the past 40 years, and examine the role of the institution in both nurturing and promoting innovative artists and preserving traditional artistic practices. All works in the exhibition can also be viewed through our online collections database.  (2011) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $40  

The Unframed Photograph
July 6-September 10, 2011
This exhibit book features work by dozens of artists, each incorporating the artists personal vision using some aspect of photography. Revealed in their artists' books and bookworks, the viewer visually engages with diverse binding structures, alternative photographic processes, and related media through the content of the artists' works.  (2011) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Everything in Time: The Maximalist Works by Media Artists
January 19-April 2, 2010
 (2011) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Peace, Love and Rockets
September 21-December 3, 2011
Peace, Love and Rockets focuses on musicians as publishers by examining objects such as vinyl covers, CD booklets, and posters produced by independent small labels. Nearly all the works in the exhibition were produced in the past ten years. Represented music genres include Chinese Noise music, Chilean and Latin American Lo-Fi, and 1970s DIY British Punk. This catalogue contains a list of exhibited items, but its primary focus is illustrating the items and the exhibition. It contains fifty pages of captioned illustrations, as well as short interviews with artists and designers who work with small music labels.  (2011) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

With Food in Mind
April 15-June 25, 2011
 (2011) sold out

Ear to the Page
September 22-December 4, 2010
 (2010) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Garo Manga: The First Decade, 1964-1973
Exhibition Catalogue
Non Member Price  (2010) sold out

Kyle  Schlesinger, Poems & Pictures
July 7-September 11, 2010
 (2010)     $20  

Garo Manga: The First Decade, 1964-1973
Exhibition Catalogue
Member Price  (2010) sold out

I will cut thrU: Pochoirs, Carvings, and other cuttings
July 7-September 11, 2010
 (2010) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $15  

Narrative Sequences
January 20-April 3, 2010
 (2010) sold out

“Threads”: Interweaving Textu[r]al Meaning
Exhibition Catalogue
Non Member Price  (2009) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Racism: An American Family Value
Exhibition Catalogue
Non Member Price  (2009) sold out

\'flo\: art, text, new media
Exhibition Catalogue
Non Member Price  (2009) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

There Goes My Hero
Exhibition Catalogue
Non Member Price  (2009) Available through Oak Knoll Press. sold out

Artists' Books as (Sub)Culture
Exhibition Catalogue
Non Member Price  (2009) sold out

\'flo\: art, text, new media
Exhibition Catalogue
Member Price  (2009) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  

Artists' Books as (Sub)Culture
Exhibition Catalogue
Member Price  (2009) sold out

“Threads”: Interweaving Textu[r]al Meaning
Exhibition Catalogue
Member Price  (2009) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  

There Goes My Hero
Exhibition Catalogue
Member Price  (2009) Available through Oak Knoll Press. sold out

Racism: An American Family Value
Exhibition Catalogue
Member Price  (2009) sold out

Skipping the Page
On view January 18-March 29, 2008
Organized by Graham Parker. This show is inspired by ideas around tempo and the printed page. Digitally printed, 32 pages, illustrated.  (2008) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Artist as Publisher
On view July 9 through 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 distribute it on their own terms.  (2008) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Mapping Correspondence: Mail Art in the 21st Century
On view Aprill 11 through June 28, 2008
This exhibition invited artists, who in turn invited additional participants, to submit work via the postal service, creating a network of communication that reflects the complex and varied meaning of the book, mapping, and social networking in the 21st century.  (2008) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Illustrated Fine Printing: Whittington & Matrix in America
On View September 26 through December 6, 2008
This exhibition focuses on the Whittington Press and its influential annual, Matrix, which provides an important platform for typographical dialog on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Ten American artists who have contributed articles and illustrations to Matrix will be featured, as well as English and European artists who have written and illustrated books for the Whittington Press.  (2008) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Artist as Publisher
On view July 9 through September 13, 2008
Member price  (2008) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  

Fun & Games (And Such…)
 (2008)     $20  

Skipping the Page
On view January 18-March 29, 2008
Members Price  (2008) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  

Mapping Correspondence: Mail Art in the 21st Century
On view Aprill 11 through June 28, 2008
Member Price  (2008) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  

Illustrated Fine Printing: Whittington & Matrix in America
On View September 26 through December 6, 2008
Member Price  (2008) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  

Nada  Shabout, Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art
On view January 19-March 31, 2007
This catalogue accompanies the traveling exhibition Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art organized by Nada Shabout and the University of North Texas Art Gallery. Includes numerous essays; artists' statements; exhibition checklist; and full color images of the artists' works. 96 pages  (2007)     $30  

Production, Not Reproduction
On view September 28, 2007 through December 8, 2007
Organized by Tony White, Head, Fine Arts Library, Indiana University, Bloomington. Production, Not Reproduction is a group exhibition of more than forty artists that charts the rise and fall of offset printed artist's books. Digitally printed, 35 pages, illustrated.  (2007) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

Black/White [ Read]
On view April 13-June 30, 2007
Organized by the late Gloria Helfgott, this exhibition seeks to advance an artistic challenge-to deliver a powerful graphic statement, eschewing color, and utilizing solely black and white imagery. The catalogue includes a foreward by the curator, and essays by Bill Stewart of Vamp & Tramp Booksellers and by Alexander Campos, CBA's Executive Director. 32 pages, illustrated.  (2007) sold out

(un)Contained Vessels
On View July 12 through September 15, 2007
Organized By Pamela Spitzmueller and Alexander Campos, this exhibition examines the container as an integrated part of the object as a whole. Work in the exhibiton represents a broad range of containers that are more conceptually based, and that offer lyrical interpretations of the notion of the box. With essays by both curators. Color inkjet printed, bound by interns with a letterpress printed cover. 23 pages.  (2007)     $25  
MEMBERS PRICE  (2007)     $20  

Production, Not Reproduction
On view September 28, 2007 through December 8, 2007
Member price  (2007)     $20  

The Only Book
On view January 20-April 1, 2006
Organized by Sara Reisman, The Only Book brings together a range of artworks that allude to the coincidence of an increasingly technology-based media environment with a new form of minimalism. Referencing a recent media campaign which suggested that a collection of books can be replaced by a single electronic device, The Only Book questions the authoritative qualities appointed to a single book, publication, periodical, or technological interface. Color inkjet printed and handbound by interns at the Center. 15 pages  (2006)     $75  

Mutilated/Cultivated Environments
On view June 29-September 16, 2006
Organized by Carol Barton and Alexander Campos, this Annual Artist Member exhibition approaches the subject matter of landscape and other related environments in an inclusive and diverse manner from sculpture forms to traditional letterpress books and prints. The catalogue is color inkjet printed and handbound by interns at the Center. 15 pages  (2006) sold out

No More Drama: The Saga Continues
On view April 21-June 24, 2006
MEMBERS PRICE  (2006)     $  
Organized by Edwin Ramoran, this group exhibition presents recent works by contemporary artists responding to the popular culture media format of Latin American telenovelas (soap operas) and their printed comic-book versions called fotonovelas. Color inkjet printed and hand bound by interns at the Center. 19 pages.  (2006) sold out

Found in Translation
On view September 29-December 9, 2006
Organized by Marshall Weber of Booklyn Artist Alliance, Found in Translation is in international touring exhibition of multi-lingual artists books, prints, and digital and video documentation of innovative projects that explore the cognitive, literary, and political processes of translation. The catalogue was published in an edition of 250 by the Booklyn Artists Alliance, designed by Amy Mees and Mark Wagner, reproduced via photostatic, lithographic, and letterpress printing, and assembled by Sara Parkel and Cat Glennon.  (2006) sold out

Mutilated/Cultivated Environments
On view June 29-September 16, 2006
MEMBERS PRICE  (2006)     $  

New York/Paris DIALOGUE Paris/New York
On view September 23, 2005-December 3, 2005
Organized by Maddy Rosenberg, Independent Curator, New York City, and Devorah Boxer, Vice President, Le Trait, Paris. The exhibition brings together the works by 18 American artists and 18 French artists to highlight the role of the artist printmaker and the contrasts between the American and the French approach to the medium. The artwork spans printmaking from the traditional to the more unconventional, with techniques ranging from intaglio, lithography, and silkscreen to photo and digital processes. The full color catalogue is in English and French and includes curatorial essays by Maddy Rosenberg and Devorah Boxer. The catalogue cover is letterpress printed and handbound by interns at the Center for Book Arts.  (2005) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  

30 Years of Innovation: A Survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts, 1974-2004
On view April 15 through July 1, 2005
Organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Special Collections Librarian, Arts Library, Yale University. Over the last 30 years the Center has presented over 140 exhibitions with the underlying purpose of explaining and exploring the concept of book art. This exhibition will survey the Center's rich and diverse exhibition history. The majority of the Center's past exhibitions fall into five broad categories: Community, Concept-Driven, Object-Oriented, Spotlight, and World View. A selection of contemporary and classic works from the more than 1200 artists who have exhibited at the Center will illustrate these themes and will reflect the Center's consistent focus on the future of the book arts.  (2005) sold out

New York/Paris DIALOGUE Paris/New York
On view September 23, 2005-December 3, 2005
MEMBERS PRICE  (2005) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  

30 Years of Innovation: A Survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts, 1974-2004
On view April 15 through July 1, 2005
PRICE FOR MEMBERS  (2005) sold out

Celebrating Artist Members: 30th Anniversary Members Exhibition
On view July 8th through September 10th
Organized by Roni Gross, Artist Member. This special exhibition features the work of the artist members of The Center for Book Arts. Each participating artist submitted a broadside in an edition of 100. The theme of the project is the celebration of the contributions of the artist members, past and present, to the growth of the Center and the field of book arts over the past 30 years. The catalogue opens to a poster where each of the 58 broadsides is illustrated. It also includes an essay by Nina Schneider and a curatorial statement by Roni Gross.  (2005) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $5  

Out West I: The Artist’s Book in California
On view November-February 1999
SoCalled Books is an exhibition of artist’s books showcasing the work of artists in southern California, from Bakersfield to San Diego. These artists come from all parts of the nation and beyond, and a few, even from California. And contrary to all the clichés, southern California book artists are not laid back-they work intensely at the cutting edge-experimenting with new visual forms. This exhibit presents a sampling of the diversity and innovativeness unique to the Golden State. 35 pp. sewn exhibition catalog  (1999) sold out

Benjamin D. Rinehart, Bent
On view May - July 1999
 (1999)     $3  

The Altered Page
On view February - March 1980
An exhibition of selections from the Ruth and Marvin Sackler Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. The background of these artists' and poets' work was grouped into seven categories of visual/verbal alterations. 1. Hidden meanings 2. Cancelled, 3. Cut, Torn, Crumpled, Perforated, 4. Fragmented, 5. Layered, 6. Sculpted, 7. Sewn and Woven. The Artwork represented in this show breaks the barrier of traditional books, artists books and even the two dimensional page. Illustrated, 30 pp. Introduction by Marvin Sackner.  (1997) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $25  
Member Price  (1997) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  

Coptic & Collage: Ancient Technique, Modern Application
On view April-June 1997
A survey of contemporary implementations of the Coptic structure. Curated by Zahra Partovi at the Center for Book Arts. Catalog designed by Dawn Rogala. Two hundred copies were xerographically reproduced on Mohawk paper in Adobe Bembo and Gills Sans Light typefaces. The illustrations are drawings of Coptic cover designs by Theodore C. Petersen for the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, and were printed onto vellum. The binding is based on an early stabbed sewing model also used by the Copts. The catalogues were bound by volunteers at the Center for Book Arts. The vellum was generously donated by the New York Central Art Supply.  (1997) sold out

Beautiful Beasts
On view summer 1997
An exhibition showcasing the book works of artist members at the Center for Book Arts. Catalog concept by Sugene Yang, illustrated by Beatrice Coron. 16 pp.  (1997) sold out

Geometry & New Math (Books About Sex)
On view January-March 1996
Recognizing a book’s potential influence in defining a person’s gender identity and sexual expression, this exhibition of artists’ books examined the relationship between the book and sexual practices. It also explored the diversity of contemporary sexual experience and the current attitudes towards human physicality, male/female relations, homosexuality, AIDS, and desire. These works assert the innumerable ways a book can express ideas concerning the most intimate aspects of an individual, as well as the larger political concerns related to sexual orientation and gender issues. Exhibition coordinated by Ilse de Graaf and Lara Frankena. Illustrated 16pp.  (1996) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $10  

Grimm & Grimmer
On view April-June 1996
An exhibition of historical children’s books and contemporary artists’ books about the darker side of childhood. These books shun the saccharin-sweet portrayals of life filled with friendly carnivores, golden-haired princesses, and stories that always end happily. The exhibition was inspired by traditional children’s stories like those told by the Brothers Grimm in the early 19th century. The artists’ books are decidedly less didactic, but still cognizant of the potential perils of innocence in the world of the late 20th century, though an element of humor is much more apparent. The books employ both traditional codex formats, as well as alternative book structures with pages that pop-up, fold out, or extend beyond their covers. Coordinated by Tracy Angel. Illustrated 14 pp.  (1996)     $10  

Paper, Art and The Book
On view September-December 1996
This exhibition 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 mediums physical components, fiber, watermark, decorative elements, weight and texture with the final’s 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. Illustrated 36 page catalog is pamphlet stitched with letterpress printed covers.  (1996) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $10  

Mysterious Worlds
On view June-September 1996
The books in this exhibition recount the unfolding process of scientific discovery and explorations into unchartered territories, as well as confront ideas related to those unseen worlds where rationality and reason suddenly fail to make sense. The “worlds” include the intangible psychological realms of human emotion and dreams, as well as unexplainable phenomena like the paranormal, religious insight, myth and individual perception. To convey these ideas, many of the artists created unique book structures that unfurl, spiral open or are contained in architectural element. As well, unusual materials were often utilized, including glass, wire, translucent and handmade papers, fabric, industrial materials, and even found objects like insect husks, slate and seeds. This illustrated catalogue is pamphlet stitched with iridescent foil stamped on the cover.  (1996) sold out

Masters of the Craft
On view January-March 1995
Contemporary 10 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 our own time. Photocopied catalog with translucent endpaper and blue paper covers.  (1995) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $15  

Latin American Book Arts
On view January - March 1995
Catalogue of an exhibition held from January 13 to March 25, 1995. The exhibition showcased the bookbindings of forty Latin American book artists, and the catalogue contains a biography and a black-and-white illustration of each artist's work. Introduction and some of the biographies have Spanish and Portuguese translations.  (1995) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $10  

Masters of the Craft
On view January-March 1995
Member Price  (1995) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $5  

Soviet and Subversive Books from Russia
On view September-October 1995
The exhibition juxtaposed the commercially printed and bound books sanctioned by the Soviet government (portraying the ideal Soviet life). With the secretly handmade books and pamphlets of artists which reveal how people actually lived and coped with the oppression of the Communist era. While the slick Soviet-sponsored books tended to be a little more than post Stalinist propaganda, many of the underground artists’ books were modestly printed using typewriters and bound with staples and sewing machines, and contain cartoons, jokes, and funny sayings which subtly criticize political life with deadpan humor and a dark cynicism.  (1995) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $5  

Latino Americana Book Arts
On view January- March 1995
This exhibition, produced by the Center for Book Arts, surveyed the specific cultural concerns and bookmaking techniques of artists with a cultural link to Central and South America. Many of these artist’s books explored issues related to the political climate of the region, gender relations, personal experiences, and unique cultural aesthetics stemming from the regions hybrid of European and indigenous communities. Limited edition and one- of- a- kind- books featuring handmade papers, marbling, leather, special binding and printmaking were included, as were works focusing on unique physical structures, typography, and unusual materials. The 45 pp. catalogue contains text in English, Spanish and Portuguese with letterpress printed covers.  (1995) sold out

This Day in History
On view June 30 through September 13, 1995
The 1995 annual Artist Members Exhibition. Fifty works including artist statements and introduction by Brian Hannon. "Since books have been the basis of many of our assumptions about the past, all of the associations linked to this cultural artifact have been easily appropriated to new ends. Some of these artists' books playfully mock the authority of history books by reinventing the sequence or outcome of events. Others unflinchingly point to prior inaccuracies and injustices that our history has perpetuated"--from Intro  (1995) sold out

The Works of edition balance: Contemporary Book Arts from the new Germany
On view September - October 1994
"The Works of edition balance: Contemporary Book Arts from the new Germany" introduces American audiences to the books of edition balance, a fine press which began publishing limited edition books in the former East Germany after reunification. The press has gained recognition for producing collaborative works with artists and writers which express an emerging, contemporary aesthetic stemming from this historic period of transition in Germany.  (1994)     $10  

Inky Fingers: Works by Small and Fine Presses
On view April-June 1994
This exhibition featured books produced by small, fine presses from North America and Europe. Most of the books were printed in a limited, signed edition of less than 500, employing letterpress printing, archival papers and archival bindings. Other works focusing on unique physical structures, typography or unusual materials were also included. The 18 pp. pamphlet-stitched catalogue incorporated a letterpress printed cover and images.  (1994) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $5  

The Anthropomorphic Book
On view July- September 1994
This exhibition contains the art of fifty-five artist members of the Center for Book Arts whose work explores the relationship between the book and the human body. All of the books somehow refer to the human body in the use of image, shape, materials or content. The exhibition reveals a diversity of new artistic approaches to an age-old subject and includes both traditional and contemporary book formats.  (1994) sold out

Hedi Kyle and Her Influence 1977-1993
On view October –November 1993
An exhibition featuring works by Kyle and 20 contemporary book artists that have been inspired by Ms. Kyle’s unique and creative bindings. Essay by Brian Hannon. Illustrated, 8 pp., with paper structure in center.  (1993) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $5  

Agrippa, (a book of the dead)
On view April-June 1993
A pamphlet describing a collaborative project from science fiction author William Gibson and Dennis Ashbaugh. Ultimately Agrippa is simply the story of human mortality, of a man’s life told from afar: via the memories and recollections of his own genetic material, his son. If a primary objective of the book arts is to bind content to form, to present ideas in a format that augments their manifestation beyond the text and image, then perhaps Agrippa has done well to reveal the fleeting existence of a life that is once here and forever  (1993)     $3  

Susan Joy Share, Books, Props, Collages
On view October 24-December 5 1992
This exhibition of works by Susan Share revealed her unique integration of many realms of the art world- visual display, movement, sound and dramatic action. This series of works, emerging from her work as a visual artist and bookbinder, include painted multi-faceted books which spring to life when opened, sculptural entities which can unfold to fill the room, and book objects that are more than mere containers of words, memories and images, but during her performances, become percussive musical instruments, full body costumes, or flowing paper waterfalls. An offset, multi-fold pamphlet accompanied the exhibition.  (1992)     $3  

Spin ½, Books, Paintings, and Memorabilia by John Eric Broaddus
On View June-August 1990
An exhibit curated by Ruth A. Ely. The catalogue contains multi-colored silkscreen images with an introduction by Jan van der Wateren, the Chief Librarian of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Die cut pages, includes listings of works and collectors of Broaddus. Signed, limited edition pamphlets binding with end sheets and paper wrapper. 16pp. Housed in a matching envelope.  (1990) sold out

Center for Book Arts: Celebrating 15 Years
On view November-December 1989
An exhibition of new works by artist members that encompasses “all aspects of the book arts and allied media.” This show presents a wide cross-section of artists with highly divergent attitudes toward the genre. 14pp. saddle stitch exhibit catalog.  (1989)     $5  

Harry Duncan: Fifty Years of Fine Print
On view September- November 1989
An exhibition of publications from the Cummington Press and Abattoir Editions. Curated by Steven Clay of Granary Books. Illustrated, pamphlet folded.  (1989)     $3  

William Sandberg, from the Netherlands
On view May-June 1988
This exhibition presented the work of the typographer and book designer William Sandberg (1897-1984). The outstanding characteristic of Sandberg’s design is its vitality. Time has not diminished its impact; we now see more clearly his inventiveness and variety. Sandberg delighted in playing off the severe shapes of type against collage, torn paper and objets trouve. His pamphlets books, catalogs and posters combine colors, languages and typefaces in a dazzling display of imagination. Illustrated, 32 pp.  (1988) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $15  

Printers in Residence
On view October-December 1988
This show exhibited the works of six presses and one bookbinder working in five studios at the Center: Vital Signs, Salient Seedling Press, Alileah Press, Nora Ligorano, and Poote Press. Program designed by Rebecca Lown.  (1988)     $3  

Bookbindings by Jean de Gonet
On view May- June 1987
An exhibition of 45 works by innovative French bookbinder de Gonet. According to Jan van der Marck in the introduction,“Innovation is a radical attack on the continuity of thought and action that distinguishes culture and informs tradition. There are two ways in which to detect it: by deduction and induction. The former requires that we search for a break in an evolving stylistic configuration much as we would for a stoppage of leak in a pipeline. The latter proceeds by the intuitive recognition of a sea change, and the ability to pinpoint evidence from clues. At first blush, de Gonet’s ingeniously crafted or industrially produced covers resemble the lid of a roll top box or the dash of a racing car. These unsubtle clues that somebody is playing hard and fast with the bookbinder’s tradition are the unchallengeable evidence of innovation.” Illustrated, 28 pp.  (1987) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $10  

Bookworks London
On view April-May 1987
A group show of contemporary British book artists. Bookworks was founded in London in 1984 to promote the work of artists using the book form as their medium of expression. The gallery provides a unique venue for work in this field, and has been instrumental in encouraging artists to experiment and explore different ways of using book forms. All of the artists in this exhibition have had a close and consistent relationship with Bookworks since its inauguration. Illustrated, 22pp.  (1987)     $5  

Effects of Time
On view September-October 1987
The Effects of Time, An Exhibition of Books before 1600 with Artwork by insects and rodents, mangled by Bookbinders and Dealers etc. Curated by Leonard Hansen and Richard Minsky. One of the great fascinations of old books is their history as artifacts. When we look at books that are hundreds of years old we see marginal notes from many readers, burnt holes which may have come from cigar ashes, manuscript replacements for missing text, and many other indications of where the book was been and what hazards it has survived. This exhibit documented early books and book fragments affected by humans, insects, vermin and the physical or chemical environment. Illustrated, 24 pp.  (1987) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $5  

Bookworks by Tom Phillips
On view April l- May 1996
Curated by Richard Minsky, this show of Phillip’s original manuscripts and small editions bridges the boundary between book art and artists’ books. It included 37 works by the London artist from 1970-1986. Illustrated, 50pp  (1986) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  
Member Price  (1986) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $15  

The First Decade: Center for Book Arts
On view September- November 1984
An exhibition held at the New York Public Library celebrating the first ten years of the Center’s existence. The exhibit included 132 works by 112 artists. The exhibition was not intended as a retrospective, but rather as an overview of traditional book forms, paper arts, bookbinding and art works based on, or alluding to, book forms. Introduction by Frances O. Mattson, curator of Rare Books at The New York Public Library. Illustrated. 56 pp. $15  (1984) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $20  
Member Price  (1984) Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $15  

All Books None Paper
Manhattan Laboratory Museum, Given similar experiences, needs and environments, parallel developments have occurred throughout history in not only fields of science and medicine but in the arts as well. The addition of the book to the vocabulary of artist’s devices has resulted in the creation of book-like objects both here and abroad. This exhibition, though modest in size presents a wide range of non-paper books from artists residing in New York, Illinois, California, Oregon, and from Germany. The art viewer here has an opportunity to see both the diversity and kinship of these works and at the same time, rethink his/her definition of “book”.  (1982)     $3  

Barbara  Tetenbaum, Half-Life
    $40  

Band of Outsiders
    $10  

Susan Joy Share, Attachments
    $5  

Book Makers
    $3  

Litterate Letterpress
    $3  

The Only Book
On view January 20-April 1, 2006
    $  

All Books None Paper
    $  

Celebrating Artist Members: 30th Anniversary Members Exhibition
On view July 8th through September 10th
Available through Oak Knoll Press.     $  

Agrippa, (a book of the dead)
On view April-June 1993
    $