Thursday, October 30, 2008

Currently on display in San Francisco : Fine Art Books from Israel

Read page 1 of this newsletter from the Mechanics' Institute Library

Currently on display at the Mechanics' Institute Library, are works of "book" art, handmade limited-edition books produced by Even Hoshen Press. These handcrafted, limited editions transform classic and contemporary Hebrew literature into works of art. Calligraphy, original etchings and prints illuminate texts on high quality papers which are sewn by hand and encased in whimsical bindings and boxes.

These books have never before been in the United States until Barbara Mortkowitz brought them for this rare exhibition. They are in the display cases on the second and third floors.

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