By Hand | Women & Books

In 1900 Charles Meunier, a French bookbinder, cast a pewter and bronze plaquette of an anonymous woman at a bookbinding sewing frame.  In the 1960s Warja Lavater started making wordless accordion books filled with symbols that would later be described as artists' books.  This exhibit explores women's roles in bookmaking at the turn of the 20th century from papermaking to book cover design to women as book artists' at the turn of the 21st century.  

Mourning/Warning : an abecedarian

Life Signs

(In)versions

Ste. Ostrich in Manhattan: the visitations of a martyr

The Heart of Home, Home of the Heart

Leavings

Life Time

Full Circle

Gold and Silver Do Not Spoil

A Hypothetical Analysis of the Twinkle in Stars: (as told by a child to a teacher)

Personal Paradigms: a game of human experience

Divisive and Diverse: A U.S. Voting Story