About the exhibit
We are displaying a small sample of our Book Publishing and Book Arts collections, including monographs and ephemera created by fine and private presses in British Columbia throughout the 2010s, with an emphasis on on book design, typography, illustrations, covers, paper making, and paper choices.
Featuring the work of many talented designers, printers, photographers, papermakers, bookbinders, and artists over the last decade, this exhibit highlights the attention to detail and collaboration required to create these limited editions.
After the exhibit, readers may consult these titles in the Special Collections and Rare Books reading room (Room 7100).
What's on display
The exhibit includes a selection of limited edition books and ephemera, featuring fine press catalogues, prospectuses, invitations, and more, including:
- Lead, tin & antimony: specimens of metal type held in cases or cast fresh at the Greenboathouse Press, a showcase monograph for rare and freshly-cast types, and A selection from the meditations of Marcus Aurelius, sort of, by Jason Dewinetz (Greenboathouse Press).
- Cutting paper and Around the world in colour : a multi-hued tour of rocks & bugs, by Claudia Cohen & Barbara Hodgson (Heavenly Monkey)
- Atlantic Canada : contagiously mournful / photography and BASH poetry, and Conjoin : to come together to form a single unit (Merriam-Webster), by Charles Mayrs (Black Stone Press)
- How it goes : a convocation address, by Robert Bringhurst, Richard Wagener : a dialogue with wood engraving, and Between rainfalls, by Tim Bowling (Barbarian Press).