Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Member News: Cynthia Back

New Exhibition- Art Bound: Book Design Past and Present

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Center
for the Book, invites you to an exhibition of book arts combining book
illustration and designed covers from the Athenaeum’s Rare Book collections with
the work of five contemporary artists. Supported by a grant from the Samuel S.
Fels Fund, this exhibition looks back to the Arts and Crafts movement while also
featuring contemporary approaches to book arts. Acknowledging the influential
work of designers and illustrators such as William Morris, Edmund Dulac, and
Edward Burne-Jones, the Athenaeum chiefly relies in this exhibition on works
by Margaret Armstrong, the Decorative Designers, Elbert Hubbard of the
Roycrofters, and Will Bradley, among others. These traditional designs, some drawn
from the legacy of the Athenaeum lending collection and others recently added
through the gift of Evan Hopkins Turner, display next to books by Cynthia Back,
John Fatula, Maria G. Pisano, Maddy Rosenberg, and Elysa Voshell.
Exhibition: June 16 - August 28, 2008, M-F, 9-5, Free Admission
Opening Reception: June 18, 2008, 6:00-8:00PM

Gallery Talks:
Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 5:30PM
Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 3:00PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 5:30PM
For gallery talks RSVP to sgallo@philaathenaeum.org or call 215-925-2688
(limited space available)
Book Arts Workshops will be held throughout the summer. Download the
registration form.
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