The Gallery Archive
Years of Book Art
Exhibition ended July 7, 2007
are some of the other book art works in this exhibition (click
on any photo for a larger image):
Hedi Kyle. April Diary. 1979. Unique. 10¼" x 5½" (cover size).
Paper, binder's board, ink, watercolor.
This is the original work of the form that has become known as the "Flag Book." It is the first appearance of the most influential structure in the world of contemporary bookmaking. This method of construction, employing tipped on page fragments on alternating sides of a concertina structure, has been adopted by hundreds, if not thousands of artists for the creation of unique or multiple bookworks.
|2. Barton Lidicé Bene. Family Secrets. 1982. Unique. 50" l.|
|Rubber stamps on cloth tape.|
Barton Lidicé Bene is one of the progenitors of the contemporary Book Art movement. In the early 1970's his sculptural bookworks were shown at the Allan Stone Gallery in New York City. Many of his concepts have been used by later artists, such as his 1973 Censored Book, which was bound in rope, nailed shut, gessoed and painted. His series Letters From My Aunt Evelyn spanned a decade, and included works in many forms and media. Family Secrets was made after he went to a funeral and was told things he had to promise not to reveal. His obsession with making book art out of every story drove him to create this work, which solved the problem by printing the secrets on strips of cloth tape and braiding them together. He simultaneously tells the secrets and hides them.
Hedi Kyle. Karussell. 1993. 12" h x 11" diam.
Printed papers, dyed thread, machine sewing, folded handmade paper extensions. Roundabout construction.
|4. Douglass Morse Howell. No. 11. Handmade paper. Linen and flax. Unique, 1974. 11" x 13". Framed by the artist: sewn to linen backing.|
|6. Pamela Spitzmueller. Preserved Book Series #2, Aridity. Unique. 1985. Handmade book in mason jar with sand. 4" h x 4" diam.|
|7. Stella Waitzkin. Unique resin sculpture. 1990. 4" x"4" x 6"|
Brody Lederman. A Snake in the Grass. 1990. 9¾" x 10¼"
Wood, painted table legs, Astroturf, paint, ink and collage on paper.
9. Marilyn R. Rosenberg. Kaleidoscope. 1983. Multidirectional accordion fold structure, offset printed, Curtis rag paper, die cut, hand trimmed, with reflective Mylar. Edition of 250.
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Each section has several thumbnail images and descriptions of the works. You can click on any image for a page about that work, with larger pictures and details.
Section A Bindings 1968-79
Section B Bindings 1979-85
Section C Bindings 1986-88
Section D Sculptural Bookworks from 1988
Section E Bindings 1988-94
Section F Painted Car, Watercolor studies, Bindings
Section G The Bill of Rights, 1993-
Section H Bindings on books by Erica Jong
Guest Books and Blank books
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