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Over the centuries, a variety of materials have been used to create books and documents. Here, artists Peter and Donna Thomas examine some of the types of paper-like materials that have been used, including amate (Mexican bark paper), birch bark,…

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Carolyn Shattuck created this book in the form of a rotating ring flexagon--a movable construction of six hinged tetrahedrons. The twenty-four surfaces of the flexagon bear reproductions of quilt designs. The artist honors the African American women…

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Amy Pirkle is a book artist and letterpress printer in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who established the Perkolator Press in 2005. Relationships, time, and memory are common themes in her works. In a celebration of southern…

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The influence of place has played a large role in the work of artist Claire Van Vliet, who moved to rural Vermont in 1966 and founded Janus Press. Here, Van Vliet allows viewers to create their own “landscape” by combining unbound die–cut…

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The Nuremberg Chronicle is an outstanding achievement among early printing. Anton Koberger printed the work with cast-lead moveable type and like most of the earliest printers, he copied some of the conventions current in hand-written books. Koberger…

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This rare volume on the ruins at Palenque, a seventh-century Maya city-state in Southern Mexico, serves as an important reference for Maya language, history and culture. Waldeck added a bit of poetic license to some illustrations, depicting Maya…

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The Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress of 1774 was the second millionth volume in the Vanderbilt Library and was donated by Irene and W. Ridley Wills II, VU `56 in 1992. This is the first issue of the first official journal of the Continental…

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Before the age of internet auctions, art collectors relied on print catalogs from major auction houses to discover new works for their collections or galleries. This Christie’s catalog from 1931 provides illustrations of works to be auctioned…
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