Virtual Critique Workshop

A book wrapped in chain-linked wire.
The Crisis of Democracy, (1980) Richard Minsky.
Richard Minsky reading at a podium
Richard Minsky reading at a podium

Event Info

This class will take place on:

  • Wed, March 3rd, 10am-5pm ET

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This workshop with Richard Minsky presents a methodology for self critique, curatorial selection, and criticism based on the balance of material, image and metaphor. Several other critical methodologies for book art are explored. Each participant brings a work for discussion. Artists bring their own works. Curators, critics, collectors, and dealers bring whatever work they would like to discuss.

There are 12 spots open in this workshop.

Required materials:

  • Participants should bring a work of book art to present in the critique group. In-process works are welcome to be presented.

About the Instructor

Richard P. Minsky (born January 7, 1947) is an American scholar of bookbinding and a book artist. He is the founder of the Center for Book Arts in New York City.

In 1960, Minsky obtained his first printing press at the age of 13 to replace rubber stamps he had been using. In 1968, he graduated cum laude in economics from Brooklyn College. Minsky was awarded a fellowship at Brown University, where he received his master’s degree in economics. He pursued a Ph.D. at The New School for Social Research, but left after two years to pursue bookbinding, art and music. He studied bookbinding in Providence, Rhode Island with master bookbinder Daniel Gibson Knowlton, whom he met at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library at Brown University.


All images courtesy of the instructor.

If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. This application should be completed three weeks before the workshop’s start date.

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