The Art of the Book in California: Five Contemporary Presses
June 1 – August 28, 2011
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University presents an exhibition, “The Art of the Book in California: Five Contemporary Presses,” featuring the “new book,” as defined by contemporary art practices, successful experiments with media, and innovative structures in book production. The exhibition includes some of the most significant works by Foolscap Press (Peggy Gotthold and Lawrence G. Van Velzer) of Santa Cruz; Moving Parts Press (Felicia Rice) of Santa Cruz; Ninja Press (Carolee Campbell) of Sherman Oaks; Peter Koch Printers (Peter Rutledge Koch) of Berkeley; and Turkey Press (Harry and Sandra Reese) of Isla Vista.
The exhibition’s accompanying catalogue is The Art of the Book in California: Five Contemporary Presses.
Edited with an Introduction by Peter Rutledge Koch and ‘What the Ink Sings to the Paper,’ an essay by Robert Bringhurst.
In addition to the essays, an exhibition checklist, and a color photo-section with 138 illustrations, the catalogue includes: ‘A Chronology of Fine Printing in California’ by Robert Bringhurst and a detailed and useful bibliography.
Hardcover, 9 x 8 inches, 132 pp.Stanford University Libraries, Stanford 2011 $30.00Catalogues may be purchased at : The Bookshop, Cantor Arts Center or from: Peter Koch Printers 2203 Fourth St. Berkeley, CA 94710 USAwww.peterkochprinters.com (510) 849-673Please direct catalogue enquiries to : peter [at symbol]peterkochprinters.com
More information at museum.stanford.edu/news_room/book-as-art.html.
— Paul Razzell