The Center for Book Arts: Then & Now

” Book Arts. Art of the Book. Artist’s Books. Printmaking. Book Binding. Paper Arts. These are just a few of the terms that come into play in the subject at hand, and one of the reasons that [I’ll stick with] Book Arts is, perhaps the ultimate interdisciplinary art of our time.” – Peggy Roalf

The Center for Book Arts, located in New York City’s Flatiron District, is a leader in the field, and the first not-for-profit center of its kind in the country. Founded in 1974, it has become a model for other such organizations that have since proliferated from coast to coast.  In celebrating its 40th anniversary, CBA has produced a series of exhibitions that reveal the many faces of Book Arts, from printing and binding; writing; collecting; and conservation. The current show, Then & Now: Ten Years of Residencies at the Center for Book Arts, organized by Executive Director and Curator Alexander Campos, offers a microcosmic view of the possibilities that artists explore using paper [but not always]; printing [but not always]; binding [but not always]; stitching [often]; architecture [sometimes]; performance, music and video [more often than you might think]; and imagination [always]. – from DART | Design Arts Daily

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Exhibition area displaying many different creative approaches to the art of the book.
Exhibition areas displaying many different creative approaches to the art of the book.
Jessica Lagunas | Wave Hilll’s Books of Leaves
Jessica Lagunas | Wave Hilll’s Books of Leaves
Sara Parkel | Baggage
Sara Parkel | Baggage
Elysa Voshell | Space Between You & Me
Elysa Voshell | Space Between You & Me

More information for the exhibition Then & Now and two companion exhibitions:

Then & Now: Ten Years of Residencies at the Center for Book Arts, and

Featured Artist Projects: 2014 Workspace Artist-in-Residence and Linda Carreiro: Inside Out of Words, continue through June 27 at The Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, Third Floor, NY, NY.

The exhibition Then & Now will travel, opening at the Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle, on September 8. An exhibition catalogue is in production. Workshops and Certificate Program classes continue. 

http://centerforbookarts.org/visit/location-hours/

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