Book Art of Richard Minsky: My Life in Book Art

Author:   Richard Minsky ,  Betty Bright
Publisher:   George Braziller Inc
ISBN:  

9780807616062


Pages:   134
Publication Date:   27 June 2012
Format:   Hardback
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Richard Minsky, founder of the Center for Book Arts in New York City, is known for his conceptual approach to hand bookbinding and his commitment to changing the perception of the book arts from craft to fine art. He combines a background in economics with an innovative use of traditional methods and new materials to create sculptural, often political, bookworks. Minsky's blending of an eclectic mix of interests, from musical and theatre performance to social issues and virtual worlds, remains a hallmark of his career. This collection showcases his editioned (non-commissioned) bookworks alongside selections from the Richard Minsky Archive, which documents the history of his career and his working process. AUTHOR: Richard Minsky's work is collected by major museums and libraries. He is the founder of the Center for Book Arts (1974), which has mounted over two hundred exhibitions during the past thirty-five years. He currently teaches experimental bookmaking at Purchase College in New York. SELLING POINTS: A fascinating record of bookworks as an art form For the passionate bookbinding enthusiast as well as anyone curious to understand more about the art of making a book ILLUSTRATIONS: 100 colour illustrations

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Author:   Richard Minsky ,  Betty Bright
Publisher:   George Braziller Inc
Imprint:   George Braziller Inc
Weight:   0.748kg
ISBN:  

9780807616062


ISBN 10:   0807616060
Pages:   134
Publication Date:   27 June 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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What is of particular value in this volume is the book s autobiographical portrait of Minsky plus the numerous color reproductions of many of his works. The quality of the entire book is a joy to any bibliophile. My Life in Book Art is a true celebration of this multi-talented artist, what has driven him to become an important and essential leader in the book arts, and a stunning look at his life s work. It is highly recommended for every art library. --Ray Anne Lockard - Bibliographer and Public Services, Frick Fine Arts Library, University of Pittsburgh. The Book Art of Richard Minsky (03/05/2012)


Across a nearly half-century career, and counting, Minsky has produced a steady flow of bound volumes infused with anger, wit and passion. Expertly crafted, they transform workmanship into artistry by the ideas they embody and the propulsive energy of their maker. The Book Art of Richard Minsky deserves a place on every book arts shelf. It brings us up to date with, and up close to, the career, still active, of an essential book artist. The photographs are clear, bright, inclusive and abundant. --Miriam Schaer is a practicing book artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Bound for Glory (12/21/2011) What is of particular value in this volume is the book s autobiographical portrait of Minsky plus the numerous color reproductions of many of his works. The quality of the entire book is a joy to any bibliophile. My Life in Book Art is a true celebration of this multi-talented artist, what has driven him to become an important and essential leader in the book arts, and a stunning look at his life s work. It is highly recommended for every art library. --Ray Anne Lockard - Bibliographer and Public Services, Frick Fine Arts Library, University of Pittsburgh. The Book Art of Richard Minsky (03/05/2012)


What is of particular value in this volume is the book 's autobiographical portrait of Minsky plus the numerous color reproductions of many of his works. The quality of the entire book is a joy to any bibliophile. My Life in Book Art is a true celebration of this multi-talented artist, what has driven him to become an important and essential leader in the book arts, and a stunning look at his life 's work. It is highly recommended for every art library. --Ray Anne Lockard - Bibliographer and Public Services, Frick Fine Arts Library, University of Pittsburgh. The Book Art of Richard Minsky (03/05/2012)


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Richard Minsky's work is collected by major museums and libraries. He is the founder of the Center for Book Arts (1974), which has mounted over two hundred exhibitions during the past thirty-five years. He currently teaches experimental bookmaking at Purchase College in New York.

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