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Book Arts Gallery
The works depicted here were created by Peter. Verheyen between 1987
and the present and are what one could consider representative of his
work. Most of them have been exhibited in one or more juried and non-juried
exhibitions. To find out more about him continue on to his resume
Thorsten Dennerline, a printmaker-artist, creates works in various media
including drawing, printmaking, editioned books, and ceramics. He has
worked on numerous collaborative projects with writers and poets. His
work is narrative and deals with the interaction of text and image. He
has exhibited work in Copenhagen, Denmark as well as the U.S. He received
his MFA in printmaking and drawing from Syracuse University and his BFA
from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Click
here to get to Bird Press on the web.
Click on image to view book
Pamela Moore, born in Sioux City, Iowa now lives in Barcelona, Spain.
She earned her BFA in Photography at the University of Arizona in 1984
where she first discovered her interest in book arts. Drawn to the three-dimensional
qualities of the book and the alchemical nature of brass, copper and other
metals, her books became sculptural explorations of materials, text and
form. In 1988 she went to Barcelona where she studied bookbinding and
restoration at the Conservatory of the Arts of the Book. In 1993 she traveled
to Texas and continued her studies at the J. Sobota Studio.
Throughout her career, Pamela has exhibited and sold her work to individuals
and institutions. In 1994 she was awarded a regional NEA grant which led
to her being selected as an artist for the IAPN cultural exchange program
which has taken her exhibition "Imaginary Library" to Greece,
France and Spain. The images shown on this web page are taken from this
show. She continues to create book art and practice bookbinding and restoration
in Barcelona, Spain. Her work can also be seen online in "Pamela
Moore's Imaginary Library." Her sculptural design bindings in Imaginary
Library explore the concept of book as object and as sculpture by incorporating
the elements of light, texture, time and space.
View her website at http://www.liberinto.com.
Maria G. Pisano is the director of MGP Studio Arts and publishes artists
books and prints under the Memory Press imprint. Her works are in numerous
private and public collections, including the Library of Congress, the
New York Public Library, the American Art Museum and National Portrait
Gallery, Stanford University, the University of Delaware and many more.
Her book, Vita Defuncta, is part of the GBW 100th anniversary
exhibit. She has published articles in the book arts publications Tabaellae
Ansatae and Dog Eared Magazine. Her work is featured in
Making Memory Books by Hand by Kristina Feliciano. Over the years
she has been continually involved in curating exhibits, such as "The
Elements: Creative Energy" at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, in Clinton,
NJ. In 2006 she presented a paper at the Constructions of Death, Mourning,
and Memory Conference. This will be followed in 2007 with an exhibit of
the book works, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ms. Pisano can
be reached at MGPstudio@AOL.COM.
- 23 Sandy Gallery: 23 Sandy Gallery
is a fine art gallery located just east of downtown, in Portland, Oregon’s
central east side arts district. We present local and national artists
working in contemporary book arts, painting, photography and printmaking.
The gallery also serves as a community gathering space with lectures,
workshops, salons, readings and more.
Amazing Race: Book art by Martha Edgerton. In the form of traditional
and contemporary bookmaking, boxmaking, and paper crafting, The "Amazing
Race" exhibition is designed to chronicle certain aspects of the
transatlantic slave trade experience from its beginnings in Africa to
its early years in the Americas. The exhibit begins with objects illustrating
everyday African life before capture. Then in progression, it portrays
other major components of slavery.
Designs: Artist's books.
- Arbeitskreis für die Erfassung
und Erschließung Historischer Bucheinbände (AEB) / Association for the
Recording and Reconstruction of Historical Bookbindings: Very nice
"gallery" of historic bindings.
- The Art
of the Book: Rare Printed Books from the University of Liverpool
- The Art
of the Fugue: Fourteen folded Etchings on the interpretation of
J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue by Elizabeth Harrington. Part of the Colphon
Art of Illustration: A celebration of contemporary Canadian children's
- Arte y diseno
en el libro, Maestros encuadernadores 1920 - 1970:
This MUST SEE exhibit was shown in Madrid in Fall of last year and includes
the work of ROSE ADLER, PAUL BONET, EMILIO BRUGALLA, GERMAINE DE COSTER/HELENE
DUMAS, PAUL CRETTE, HENRI CREUZEVAULT, MADELEINE GRAS, RENE KIEFFER,
PIERRE-EMILE LEGRAIN, PIERRE-LUCIEN MARTIN, HENRI MERCHER & THERESE
MONCEY. Simply Amazing.
- Bogbind: Danish
design binding. In Danish.
- Books About Books:
The 2006 exhibition of Chicago Hand Bookbinders.
Arts 2001: A student odyssey. Celebrating bookworks inspired by
teachers + classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book.
- The Book Arts
Gallery at Page Two: Features the work of Steven Daiber, Sharon
Gilbert, Susan Hensel, Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord, Mary Ellen Long,
and Miriam Schaer
Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding
- Book Works and
Wearable Texts: artist books by Miriam Schaer.
- Bookish Girl: Images
of book work by Colleen Mullins. Nice images but site is not intuitive.
to Please: an Exhibition of Fine Leather Bindings from the University
of Miami Library is a selection of 70 volumes from the extensive rare
book holdings of the Library's Special Collections Department. The catalog
describes and illustrates a diverse and exquisite group of leather bindings
dating from the fifteenth through the early twentieth century and includes
books from the United States, Cuba, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and
- Ellie Brown: The Self-Titled
Book series plays with the idea of a book and how one looks at it and
receives information. To view the books click on "projects"
and then "books."
- Work of Inge Bruggeman:
Images of her work from the gallery at the University of Idaho book
- CALLIG Book Swap:
Begun in 1997, this book swap is now in its second year. It was proposed
amongst members of the CALLIG list serve, a forum dedicated to the discussion
of calligraphy. Seventeen people responded, and the results, which were
overwhelming, are displayed on these web pages.
- Canadian Bookbinders and
Book Artist's Guild
Women Artists' Books: An exhibit of the University of Alberta.
for Book Arts: New Online Exhibits
- Center for Fine
Print Research - Exhibitions: UK based group committed to bringing
contemporary print to a wide audience through arranging exhibitions,
loaning artworks and the building up of print archives.
- Central New York
Book Arts: Traditional to Innovative: 2001 exhibition of book works
by Central New York based book artists. The Exhibition was held at the
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY.
- Color Printing
in the Nineteenth Century: An exhibition of the Department of Special
Collections, The University of Delaware.
- The Colophon Page:
an incredible online gallery which has book arts exhibits and sells
works on commission. Book artists are welcome to apply.
Book Artists/Publishers the Colophon Gallery Includes Sara Garden
Armstrong, New York; Charlene Matthews, Los Angeles; Richard Minsky,
New York; Lise Poirier, New York; Shirley Sharoff, Paris; Michael Woolworth
Publications, Paris; Editions Ruth Zilkha, Paris.
- Beatrice Coron's Papercutting
& Books: Beatrice makes the most delightful artists books employing
paper cutting. From the Colophon Page.
- John Depol:
creator of wood-engraved images of great beauty and serenity, principally
for limited edition, hand-printed books.
Warren DeGolyer Triennial Exhibition and Award for American Bookbinding
presented by the Bridwell Library of Southern Methodist University in
Dallas. The only fine binding competition in the United States.
- Sixth DeGolyer Triennial, 2012
- Fifth DeGolyer Triennial, 2009
- Fourth DeGolyer Triennial, 2006
- Third DeGolyer Triennial, 2003
- Second DeGolyer Triennial, 2000
- First DeGolyer Triennial, 1997
- Dhalgren Gallery: Gallery
of contemporary art with exhibition of artist's books.
Seager Gallery: The Art of the Book, Sixth Annual Exhibition of
Handmade Books, Altered Books and Book Related Works.
- Odette Drapeau:
A past president of ARA Canada and a founding member of AirNeuf and
directs her studio/gallery La Tranchefile. Her unique use of fish skin
as a binding material is both beautiful and compelling.
Fine Art of British Bookbinding: An exhibition of the Lilly Library,
Indiana University, featuring the work of William Matthews, Gemma O'Connor,
John Plummer, Angela James, Arthur Johnson, Edgar Mansfield, and Roger
- Fit To Be Bound:
An exhibition of book works made in New York State. This juried exhibition
is being held at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY. [PDF version
- Joan Flasch
Artists' Book Collection: At the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.
Atrium Book Arts Gallery at Florida Atlantic University: Exhibitions
include Stand and Deliver: Engineering Sculpture into a Book Format
and Letterpress 101: Elemental Printing.
- Franklin Furnace Archive:
Avant garde book arts.
- Graphic Artist's
Gallery: Features printmaking work of Moore College of Art
and Design, Philadelphia, students.
- Granary Books's Online Gallery.
- Gabriel, the information
service for the National Libraries of Europe. Features online exhibit
Treasures from Europe's National Libraries.
- Hand Bookbinders
of California: Member exhibitions
- Hand Bookbinders of California, 31st Members'
Exhibition: Held Nov. 4th through Dec. 27th, 2003, at Tom Goldwasser
Rare Books in San Francisco, CA.
Bookbindings – Plain and Simple to Grand and Glorious: An
exhibition at Princeton University’s Firestone Library.
- Karen Hanmer: Installation
and Artists' Books
- Paul Heimbach - Bilder, Bücher,
magische Quadrate: Book artist working in Cologne, Germany.
Hobson, Lighthouse Legends and Shipwreck Stories: paintings
in a book format.
- Judith Hoffman:
Metalwork and artist's books.
- Shireen Holman: Printmaker
and book artist.
- A Humument Hope Page: A Tom
- The Illustrated
Book: A Survey of Genres: By Richard Minsky.
Freedom Among Us", a poem by Rita Dove, bound by Claire Van
- Kate Kern: Visual artist working
- Monique Lallier Design Bookbindings:
Design / Fine-binder practicing in Greensboro, NC. Monique creates unique
works of the highest level of craftsmanship and design. She is traditionally
trained in Canada, Switzerland, and France, and her work is a part of
collections worldwide. Site as beautiful examples of her work.
- Mia Leijonstedt: Finnish
born design binder now working in the UK. Includes examples of her design
bindings, artist's books, and courses taught.
and Archival Exhibitions on the Web: Meta site with links to numerous
book arts, library and archival exhibitions online.
- Janet Maher Selected Bookworks
and Collaborative Projects: An Online Exhibition.
- Charlene Matthews: Virus
1996, an artists book exhibited with l'ARA in France, 1996.
- MCBA Prize:
Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, this is the first competition
in the US to recognize book art from across the field and around the
world, celebrating the incredible diversity of this vital artform.
- Melville Press
and its publication Cetus the Whale.
Creek Press: Roberta Lavadour's artist's books.
Jersey Bookarts: Education and the Book Arts in New Jersey, Or,
Preaching What We Practice. An exhibition of the John Cotton
Dana Library, Rutgers University. Contains examples of work by Maria
Glaushausser, and Iris
Ouvrard Virtual Exhibit and Collection: This website is based on
the Pierre Ouvrard Collection held at the Bruce Peel Special Collections
Library, University of Alberta. The website showcases the work of the
master bookbinder, Pierre Ouvrard. Pierre Ouvrard has designed bindings
for the artistic works of many Canadian artists and writers. The collection
itself has over two hundred items. This site, through the inclusion
of the bindings M. Ouvrard designed for the Governor General's Awards,
contains over three hundred examples of M. Ouvrard's work.
Leather, Clay, Stone: The written word materialized, and exhibit
of the Cornell University Library Department of Special Collections
and Ithaca High School.
Visions: Artists' Books at the Millennium. An exhibition of the
Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library.
POP-UP World of Ann Montanaro: An Exhibit at Rutgers University.
- Print Alliance:
- San Francisco
Center for the Book Arts Exhibitions
Defined by the Hands of a Book Artist: An exhibition of the Smithsonian
- Science Defined
by the Hands of a Book Artist: By Sally Scott Maran and published
in Smithsonian Magazine.
- Script Manent III:
Script Manent III (writing remains) an exhibition with the concurrent
conference organized by the Estonian Association of Designer Bookbinders
continues the tradition of international exhibitions of artistic bookbinding
- Philip Smith and the
Evolution of the Bookbinding.
- Jan & Jarmila Sobotas' Book Arts
Studio: Examples of the wonderful art of bookbinding by these Czech
- South African Artists'
Books: Recent research done on the South African Artist’s
Book and includes sections from David Paton's dissertation titled South
African Artists’ Books and Book-Objects Since 1960 and more recent
essays; a catalogue and navigable layout of the 1st South African exhibition
of Artists’ Books – Artists’ Books From the Ginsberg
Collection – held at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 1996.
Libraries Artists' Books: Click to see all of the Artists' Books
in the Smithsonian Collections Search Center. There, you can get more
details and filter on topic, name, language and more.
of Bookbinders' Competition: Online exhibit of the winners since
2007. This is a biennial event.
- Syracuse University Book Arts: An Exhibition of Student Work: These
exhibitions features work by students in three different Syracuse University
classes: First year foundation students and advanced printmaking / book
arts students from the School of Art and Design at the College of Visual
and Performing Arts, and students in the Humanistic Studies Program's
"basic bookbinding" class. Also featured are the works of
several graduates, often in collaborative efforts.
of the Frijolera Pot/Tentaciones de la Frijolera: Written and hand-bound
by Alex Appella illustrated by Silvana de Gonzalez Writings from having
traveled overland from Juneau, Alaska to San Jose, Costa Rica. 240 numbered
editions hand-bound by the author.
- Veronika Anita Teuber: A painter
who also makes sculptures of books, all of which she has read. SheI
seals the books in beeswax then paintsand draws on the wax, adding more
layers of both imagery and wax. Currently, she has a library of about
two hundred wax books, with the goal to continually expand that library.
- Treyf: Online Projects and Bookworks.
of Idaho Bookarts Gallery
- University of North Texas
Hands - Women Printers, Binders, and Book Designers: An exhibition
of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton
- Women of the
Book: Jewish Artists, Jewish Themes: An exhibition of 89 women artists
who have created bookworks of unusual beauty and significance. Curated
by Judith Hoffberg.
Can Judge a Book by its Cover, 33 Miniature Bindings: This exhibition
celebrates the variety and beauty of the art of book binding with 33
different interpretations of the same book by a group of distinguished
and talented book binders. Mel Kavin, a publisher and collector with
a keen interest in bookbinding, commissioned designer binder and author,
Bernard Middleton, to write the text of You Can Judge a Book By Its
Cover, with the goal to produce a miniature book.