Remembering Walter Hamady

handmade paper cover with letterpress printed title
Remembering Walter Hamady (2019) Letterpress cover

Publisher: Center for Book Arts

Edition: 100

Year: 2020

Binding: Hand Sewn Softcover

Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.5 inches

Pages: 28


  • Handmade paper cover
  • full color digital interior

Exhibition catalogue for the 2019 exhibition Remembering Walter Hamady: Selections from the Perishable Press at Center for Book Arts. This book celebrates the life and career of Walter Hamady. As a pioneer of bookbinding, printmaking and collage, Hamady created the Perishable Press as a space for experimentation and innovation in the field of book arts. By collaborating with other poets, writers and artists, Hamady brought others into the realm of bookmaking, expanding the reach of the medium. In this exhibition, we present a survey of his work over the span of four decades and numerous collaborations, with poets like Robert Creeley, Rosmarie Waldrop, George Oppen, and others.

Includes essays by Kelsey King and Ruth Lingen. Full color images and bibliographic details of all works exhibited. Each book is handsewn with handmade paper (paper from Dieu Donne) and letterpress covers printed by Ruth Lingen.



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