We are proud to be in possession of a compilation of papers featuring some of the best-known and most celebrated papermakers of recent history, bound by CBA founder Richard Minsky. Featuring over 32 artists, this portfolio of various papers is accordion bound and unfolds into a lengthy 51 feet for presentation purposes.
Collections Spotlight: North American Hand Papermaking 1976, Richard Minsky, et al.
Each artist’s entry includes the artist’s handmade paper on the left, and a photo and statement on the right. Because of the nature of the binding, each work can be viewed as an individual document, independent from the portfolio.
Amongst the included artists is the late Douglass Morse Howell (1906 – 1994) who became discouraged with the archival quality of paper in the 1930’s and eventually went on to open up his own paper studio, printing small editions of his work onto uniquely crafted papers. Experimenting with different components, textures, and colors, Howell used home grown flax, pure linen and local spring water. While not initially popular in book arts circles, Howell proved himself time and again, passing his knowledge on to many worthy students and producing his work proudly.
Also included: Roland Poska, a pioneer in papermaking who has been committed to the diversity and experimental buy provigil online canada components of paper since the purchase of his first grinder in 1967. Founder of the “Fishy Whale Press,” Poska focused mainly on the forms and energy of nature, and is currently involved in the Great Human Race Initiative, a proposal to end prejudice and violence and achieve respect for all. His work makes use of the “deckle edge,” asserting the beauty and balance in that which is uneven.
This work serves as a collected document of diversity and innovation. Both traditional and experimental techniques are represented, providing a contrast and making this volume a source of American papermaking history. In two volumes (this being the first), the one-of-a-kind construction lends the feeling of importance to a new era of paper preservation.
At The Center for Book Arts, one of our Fall Classes available for immediate registration is Portable Papermaking. Learn how to set up a papermaking studio in a confined or nontraditional space, while churning out sheets of your own creation. Explore this ancient art in a traditional cadence or experimental rhythm and create paper that suits your own aesthetic.