Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley. David P. Bourbeau, introduction.
Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley
Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley
Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley
Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley

Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley

[Northampton, MA]: Catawba Press and Kat Ran Press, [2011]. Number 13 of 20 deluxe copies produced for an exhibition of nineteen paste papers done by paper artists from the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts, which has been a center for book artists since the beginning of the twentieth century. This stunning production includes a paste paper sample from each of the artists included, accompanied by a companion booklet. The booklet includes an informative introduction, originally written in 2005 by printer and bookbinder David Bourbeau, about various printers, binders, illustrators, and paper makers from the area. A good part of the introduction focuses on the art of creating paste papers. The rest of the booklet includes biographies of the artists in the exhibition along with reproductions of their paste papers. There were 300 copies of the softcover booklet printed. The paper artists included in this exhibition are Carol J. Blinn, Amy Borezo, David P. Bourbeau, Meredith Broberg, Claudia Cohen, Sarah Crieghton, Babette Gehnrich, Daniel Gehnrich, Peter Geraty, Stephanie Gibbs, Elisabeth Hyder, Sami Keats, Daniel E. Kelm, Kylin Lee, Amy Morris Pickens, Julia Leete Rabin, Mark Tomlinson, Lisa Van Pelt,and Arno Werner. Each artist is represented by a gorgeous paste paper sample. The variety of designs, patterns, and colors they used illuminate the artistic possibilities of this paper art technique. Each of the samples is mounted in a white archival board passe-partout with the artist's name on the front. The paste papers can be removed from their mountings for closer examination. The paste papers and booklet are housed in a grey cloth covered clamshell box with paper title label to spine. Paper samples are 8 x 10 inches; passe-partouts are 12 x 14 inches; box is 12.5 x 14.5 inches. In fine condition.

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Price: $2,500.00

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