The Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibition "Marking Time" is on display in Baker-Berry Library from November 5th, 2010 - March 20th, 2011. An Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, November 12th, 2010 from 4-6pm in the Main Hall of Baker-Berry Library.
For the Guild's 2009-2011 traveling exhibition, members were asked to respond to the theme "marking time" and were invited to interpret the theme as narrowly or broadly as they wished.
In this exhibit of fifty works, traditional fine leather bindings stand alongside contemporary bindings that have been dyed, collaged, or incorporated with photographs or handwriting. Texts selected to be bound are as likely to be poetry or classics as they are science fiction or hard science. The show includes work in the codex format, complex folded structures, wooden constructions, hand-held toys, and sculptural objects. Text and imagery is produced by the most ancient and the most modern mark-making methods: calligraphy, painting, woodcut, letterpress, and digital output. In exemplary work, the artist's facility with craft, structure, material and content allows each individual to create a cohesive whole.
Our own Stephanie Wolff and Deborah Howe have bindings on display in this exhibit.