Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Barbara Mortkowitz Curates Ido Agassi Exhibit


Book Art: Ido Agassi and Even Hoshen Press of Ra'anana, Israel


Exhibition at Graduate Theological Union through February 28, 2010


Ido Agassi and Even Hoshen Press of Ra'anana, Israel are currently exhibiting their fine art books in the display cases at GTU.

Ido Agassi is a master bookbinder, printer and publisher, who in an age of mass production, has returned bookmaking to a genuine craft and fine art form. His handcrafted, limited and numbered editions transform classic and Hebrew literature into works of art.
From their letterpress and intaglio publishing house in Ra'anana, Ido and his father Uzi Agassi craft their fine art books, which have been purchased by libraries, museums, galleries and private collectors throughout the world.

Barbara Mortkowitz, curator of the exhibition says, "It's quite an honor to be able to exhibit the work of Ido Agassi and Even Hoshen Press at the Graduate Theological Union." Mortkowitz who first met Agassi at the Codez International Book Fair in 2007, has curated several shows of their work, most recently at the Mechanics Library in San Francisco as well as the Jewish Community Library.

GTU Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 8:30pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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