Columbia College Chicago

Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Bindings


January 12 - February 23, 2008

The Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding has its genesis in an international binding exhibition organized by one of the prominent Canadian book arts organizations. The bilingual letterpress printed text tells the creation story of the Huron people in French and in English. This traveling exhibition features twenty contemporary fine bindings of this text, by ten American binders. The group includes established masters as well as gifted emerging artists. Two works are presented by each binder: their binding in response to the Book of Origins text, and an additional example of their work.
 
The binders represented in The Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding have noted that the majority of book arts exhibition opportunities in the United States are limited to nontraditional book forms. They are committed to presentation of, and education about, the art and craft of fine binding.

Past Exhibits:
2006
2007

Current Exhibits:
2008