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SHARP Web
Society for the History of Authorship Reading & Publishing site provides outstanding collection of links to resources on the history of publishing

Editions, a studio for producing artist book multiples
At Editions, we see books as a sculptural method for storing and sharing information. More than text, they are also visual images, unfolding pages, sequences of ideas, unusual bindings and molded cases. "Heaven knows I've tried to make conventional books," reports Ed Hutchins. "But every time I start, illustrations pop off the page, pages unfold like origami, and letters take three dimensional shape."
We don't have a traditional printing press so we've turned to non-traditional methods like rubber stamps, cast images, block printing, photocopying and flash-bulb stencils to reproduce our messages. We also use materials found close at hand--scrap paper, museum board, stickers, candy containers, candle molds, dowels, key chains, industrial scraps--to create our books.
Please browse our pages and explore the alternative fringe of bookmaking. And drop us a message and let us know what you think!
Silent Story Books
Specializing in woodcut novels by Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Laurence Hyde, Clement Moreau, Otto Nuckel, and Giacomo Patri. We are always searching for unknown woodcut novel artists and contemporary artists who work within this genre. In addition to individual book sales, we are always interested in trading or purchasing collections of woodcut novels or any adult wordless stories told in linoleum cuts, drawings, lithographs and wood engravings.
Wells College Book Arts Center
The Wells College Press was founded in 1941 by Victor Hammer, an internationally renowned figure in twentieth century graphic arts who achieved some of his greatest work during his days at Wells College. His publications, making his own type, and his drawing and painting, have gained him a position among the leading typographers, printers, and artists of his time. Victor Hammer operated the Wells College Press until his retirement in 1948. In 1991 Wells College re-established the Wells College Press.
Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts
Once upon a time, in 1992, a group of book artists, papermakers, printers, designers and calligraphers found themselves yearning for the perfect Book and Paper Center. They imagined a Center that would train the best, most talented people to become the most interesting, exciting new book and paper artists. They decided that the Center would offer many kinds of training: Master's Degrees, Continuing Education, Outreach Programs for children. They dreamt up a Center that was located in the center of a city in the center of the country, an enormous, 12,000 square foot Center with a Gallery, Papermaking studio, a Bindery, and a Letterpress studio. They imagined studios for the graduate students, a Resource Room full of reference books and AV equipment, a Voith Hollander beater, board shears, job backers, hot stampers, a guillotine, Vandercook and Chandler & Price presses, 500 drawers of type, hundreds of delicate brass tools for decorating books. They got themselves all excited thinking about the famous paper and book artists who would come to the Center to teach, and they imagined themselves passing their knowledge and skill on to a new generation of artists. And once they had imagined all that, they couldn't imagine why it shouldn't come true. And so it did.
rare books of medicine from the XV -XVIII centuries
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid has worked in a project with rare books of medicine from the XV -XVIII centuries
Coptic and Collage - Exhibit

The Biblical Arts Center
a non-denominational museum whose sole purpose is to utilize the arts as a means to help people of all faiths more clearly envision the places, events, and people of the Bible. Artworks, ranging from Old Masters to contemporaries are displayed in both permanent and changing galleries. The Colonnade Gallery, Miracle at Pentecost Gallery, and the Founder's Gallery feature works such as "Rebekah at the Well", "Madonna and Child", and "The Resurrected Christ". Changing every eight to twelve weeks, the East Gallery features exhibitions ranging from ancient archaeological artifacts to contemporary spiritual art.
The Art of the Book
Rare Printed Books from the University of Liverpool Library. This exhibition draws upon the University's rich and varied printed book collection to explore the significance of the advent of printing and its impact on the development of western civilization. The invention of printing with movable types began a revolution in what, why, and how we read, learn and view the world around us. It transformed the speed of communication and the spread of knowledge with a rapidity unmatched until our present age. The current communication revolution in which computer technology is challenging the role of the printed word invites us to re-examine the impact of printing on the cultural landscape since the fifteenth century, and in so doing consider whether the traditional world of the book is fast disappearing, or whether it will again be transformed by technological advances to expand our experience of reading and learning. The purpose of this exhibition, within the space available, is to illustrate the development of printing as a craft and to demonstrate the effect it has had on the course of history. The task of selecting a representative sample from the mass of significant material has necessarily been one of exclusion rather than inclusion, but the intention was to capture, in the manner of a snapshot, something of the diversity of the collection and to convey its significant cultural value as a research resource.
FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS IN THE RARE BOOK COLLECTION
University of Florida. The technique of fore-edge painting was developed in the middle of the 17th century, but was little practiced until the end of the 18th century, coming into an efflorescence in the 19th century. The method was to fan the fore-edge of the text block (the outer edge) and clamp it. Then, a water color painting would be executed on the fanned leaves. When dry, the fore-edge would most commonly be gilt, less commonly marbled. With this concealment, the existence of the painting would be unknown unless the fore-edge was fanned, a pleasant surprise. On this page some very nice examples of fore-edge paintings can be seen
COLOR PRINTING IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections Department. An Exhibition at the Hugh M. Morris Library University of Delaware Library Newark, Delaware, August 27-December 19, 1996, curated by Iris R. Snyder.
THE BOOKARTS CLUB,
at the University of Iowa, is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the book arts on campus and in the wider community of eastern Iowa, sustaining a sense of community among book artists.
DANIEL TRAISTER'S HOME PAGE:
gives infomation about Traister (Curator research services Dept.Spec.Coll. and English-language literature bibliographer at Van Pelt Dietrich Library),many links among which RESOURCES FOR THE HISTORY OF BOOKS AND PRINTING: very rich and usefull (and still in progress). Deserves a bookmark... In Traister's website is a special section LIBRARY LINKS, offering links to both US/North American Libraries and European Libraries.
DIVISION FOR THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK AND LIBRARY HISTORY,
University of Lund. Studies in Book and Library History are directed towards all documents of script and print culture and the processes by which these documents are produced, distributed and used, with an historical perspective. Special attention is given to the history of the printed book. The subject includes knowledge of materials, graphic technology and book market history. An important subfield of study are libraries, public as well as private, and their roles.
POP-UP BOOKS,
from the Collections at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington. Selection of four books and two advertisements demonstrates the wide array of books included in the Lilly Library in the arena of Pop-Up and Moveable books.
WILLIAM MORRIS:
This page is devoted to William Morris (1834-96), the British craftsman, designer, writer, typographer, and Socialist. It aims to present news regarding the many events occasioned by the Centenary of his death, information about the worldwide William Morris Society, materials relating to his life and works, and links to other places of interest on the Internet. The William Morris Society was founded in London in 1955, the Society aims to make the life and work of Morris and his associates better known. Its programs - which involve affiliated groups in Canada and the United States - include lectures, conferences, tours, museum visits, and social gatherings. A Newsletter is published quarterly (two issues with US supplements) and there is a biannual Journal: both are free to members. The Society has published an array of books and paphlets dealing with Morris.
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE LIBRARY:
Special Collections Department; Printing and the Book Arts: Selected Resources Related to The History and Technology of Printing, Papermaking, Calligraphy, Typography, Fine Press, Design, and the Book Trade The Special Collections Department of the University of Delaware Library houses a wealth of research material relating to the history and technology of printing, papermaking, and the book arts. The Library's extensive rare book collection ranges from early printed books from the fifteenth century to examples of fine and small press printing of the present day. Special Collections also houses extensive collections of manuscripts, ephemera, and archival materials relating to printing, papermaking, and the book arts. Holdings are: Rare Book Collections, Fine Press and Illustrated Books, Trade Catalogs, Type Specimens, Paper Samples, Posters, Ephemera and Prints, John Anderson Papers, Paul A. Bennett Collection, Bird and Bull Press Archive, Black Stone Press Archive, Frederic W. Goudy Collection, Plough Press Archives, Press of Kells Collection, etc.
LEGACY ART & BOOKWORKS:
Book conservation and repair, Handbinding & Handmade blank books, Decorated Papers, Instruction and workshops on a variety of topics, Weekly demonstrations. Resident bookbinder, conservator and artist is James Downey. Located on East Broadway, Columbia, MO.
David B. Schlater:
Working in Photography, Book Arts, Fibers and Computer Imaging.
IDIOLECT, Artist Books..,
Portfolio, Personal, Links by Kelly Stone. Site developed as a forum for Kelly Stone's virtual, artist books. An interactive experience..
MINIATURE BOOK SOCIETY:
non-profit organization charted in 1983 by the State of Ohio. It's puposes are to sustain and interest in all phases of miniature books; to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to serve as a clearing house for information about miniature books
BANNED BOOKS ON-LINE:
On-line exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts. From Ulysses, to Candide, Fanny Hill, Lysistrata (banned by the Greek Colonels in 1967), Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights, Leaves of Grass ( banned in Boston 1881), Rousseau's Confessions et. etc. Very interesting and informative on-line exhibition.

QWERTY ARTS:
Qwerty Arts offers innovative writing, art and criticism. This site is still very much in development. Active participation from readers and viewers of this site is encouraged.
BOOK ARTS PRESS:
The homepage of Book Art Press, publishers of New Art International, a fine art book and CD Rom of new international contemporary art. On Line Gallery to view works by artists represented in New Art International. NEW ART INTERNATIONAL is a state of the art, contemporary fine art book with accompanying CD Rom. The artists represented were selected from a world wide talent search, resulting in an extraordinary collection of the newest, undiscovered contemporary talent.
THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK
University of London, Discussion group: "There are various ways of putting the history of the book into a meaningful context with some chronological perspective. One approach might be to have an overview of the early period `at a gallop' bringing the story up to the point where vernacular printing becomes the rule rather than the exception (c.1520). For practical purposes I think the best way is to have illustrated lectures."
A few related sites: http://virtual.park.uga.edu/~hypertxt/eisenstein.html , and: http://virtual.park.uga.edu/~hypertxt/linearb.html .
DEUTSCHE BUCHKUNST IM 20. JAHRHUNDERT:
Publication on German 20th century bookart. Chapters on: Otto Hupp, Max Slevogt , Melchior Lechter, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Peter Behrens, Ernst Barlach, Anna Simons, Heinrich Vogeler, Johann Vincenz Cissarz, Emil Rudolf Weiß, Rudolf Koch, Walter Tiemann, Alfred Kubin, Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke, Friedrich Wilhelm Kleukens, Marcus Behmer, Hugo Steiner-Prag, Hans Meid, Emil Preetorius, Georg Alexander Mathey, Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Seewald, Peter Josef Paffenholz, Werner Eickel, Eduard Prüssen.
THE DYSART MEMORIAL:
Collection of manuscripts, rare books, and private press editions was given to the University Libraries at the official opening of the new building (later named the Elizabeth Dafoe Library) in 1953. This important gift was presented in honor of Mr. Justice Andrew Knox Dysart, the fourth Chancellor of the University, who had died during the previous year. Funds for the acquisition of the collection were provided by the Manitoba Brewers' and Hotelmen's Welfare Fund. The Dysart Collection consists of nine manuscripts and sixty books, representative of the best book arts of scribes, printers, and illustrators over a span of six hundred years. Two- thirds of the collection, however, dates from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Among the richly illuminated manuscripts are two antiphonaries, an early psalter, a handsome fifteenthcentury "edition" of Caesar's commentaries, and two official documents issued by Philip II of Spain. There are sixteen incunabula, perhaps the largest concentration of early printed books in Western Canada. Within this group are excellent examples of some of the best work of such famous printers as Peter Schoeffer, Nicholas Jenson, Aldus Manutius, and Anton Koberger. The sixteenthcentury imprints are scarcely less impressive. The delicate art of the French school is well represented in the printing of Jean de Tournes, Simon Vostre, Simon Colines, and Michael Vascosan.
DAVID HOMER, MINIATURE BOOKS:
Impressions Press Printing/Publishing, Member Miniature Book Society U.S.A. Miniature Books, long collected by Royalty in years gone by. Now becoming very popular again with todays collectors. Most miniatures are 3 inches or under in size. Homer’s books are all under 2 1/2 inches.
WARD K. SCHORI, MINIATURE BOOKS:
After retiring Ward Schori’s hobby was publishing and printing miniature books in his basement hobby print shop. He was a member of the Miniature Book Society and became one of the world's leading non-commercial miniature book printers and publishers. Since his first book in 1962, he had published and printed 73 miniature books, they are all individual and distinctive. He past away at the age of 86 in December, 1994 and left quite an inventory of miniature and regular size books. Ward’s grandchildren offer books for sale.

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