Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Filling the Empty Shelves

Now that the Third Exhibition has been delivered to its permanent home at the Boston Athenaeum, I have cabinets and shelf space for 350 books that have been piling up and stored in boxes. I still have to finish binding the Deluxe Edition of the Catalog of the Third Exhibition, and then will start documenting the next group.

There are many fabulous designs that have been waiting their turn.  Without any details, here are some snapshots to preview what will be coming. This cabinet includes cover art by Brennan, Bradley, Appel, Kimbrough and Parrish.

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Below: Detail of the monogram on Shapes of Clay.

The reflections are from the flash on the Mylar dust jackets

Below: variants--title in cream on left, gold on right, slightly different cloth

Boston Athenaeum is New Home for Third Exhibition

The entire collection of books in the Third Exhibition of American Decorated Publishers' Bindings, 1872-1929 has been acquired by the Boston Athenaeum. Once it has been integrated into their catalog the books will be available for researchers in the Special Collections Reading Room.