A Survey of Bookworks by Photographers

Books that reflect visions not observed through a lens of a camera, but rather through the eye of the artist.

From Kumi Korf’s exotic domed sculpture, Thousands to Scott McCarney’s wonderful trompe l’oeil alphabet book, these 18 books reflect visions not observed through a lens of a camera, but rather through the eye of the artist. Like the artists, the books are funny, bizarre, beautiful, sad, funky, happy, and provocative. This exhibit is sponsored by the Center for Book Arts which was founded in 1974 to promote and advance the art of the book by providing workspace, education, exhibit, and publications to artists and supporters of Book Arts.

Support for the Center for Book Arts’ visual arts programming is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Exhibition Checklist:

Douglas  Beube

Lake Keosaqua
(1980) Silver gelatin print with mixed media. Courtesy of Tony Zwicker.

Phyllis  Bilick

Paper Roll
(1984) Photographs in accordion fold book

Sas  Colby

Brownie Book of Paintings, The
(1981) Mixed media

John  Cornelissen

(1980) Book of photographs with sand overlay. Courtesy of Tony Zwicker.

Sara L.  Cushing

Soul Catchers
(1986) Book of photographs on handmade paper.

Timothy C.  Ely

(1986) Acrylic resin and graphite. Photoemulsion on paper, airbrush and foil-stamping.

Kathy Troup  Greenberg

Law of Error, The
(1986) Photographs, Art Stix and mixed media.

Axel  Heibel

(1982) Book of photographs on museum board.

Elizabeth  Horan

Interior Landscapes
(1986) Palladium prints on Crane’s paper. Book bound by Candis Dixon.

David  Horton

In Celebration of the Discovery of the Abandoned Star Factory
(1982) Photographs and construction in mixed media.

Sandra  Jackman

From the Temptations of St. Simian
(1985) Photographs and mixed media.

Kumi  Korf

(1986) Photograph by Marilyn Rivchin. Photograph and museum board.

Michael  Kostiuk

Santuario de Chimayo
(1977) Book construction with hand-colored photograph and drawing.

Philip A.  Lange

(1982) Photographs on mural paper. Hand-colored with oil and colored pencil.

Stephanie Brody  Lederman

About Leaving the Nest, Spreading My Wings and Flying Straight
(1986) Mixed media, photograph and paint.

Scott L.  McCarney

Alpha Book 9
(1986) Accordion book of photogrammes on Rieves paper.

(1984) Book of photographs with construction. Courtesy of Tony Zwicker.

Richard  Minsky

Mind Screen
(1985) Album of 19th Century Japanese hand-colored albumen prints. Lacquer, enamel, gold leaf and varnish on gessoed board. Collection of Richard and Ronnie Grosbard.

Denis  Sivack

Random Access to Memory: Slide subject to change
(1983) Wood and photographic elements.

Exhibition Views

White background with black outline of face and black partial rectangle on the bottom
Postcard invitation (1)
White background with black text on the left
Postcard invitation (2)
white or very pale green background with black outline of face, black partial rectangle at the bottom, and white words
Poster advertising exhibit
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