'For the love of books: an exhibition of contemporary fine press and artists' books' is now open at Sir George Grey Special Collections. The 25 books on show are a selection of the best international and national examples of fine book making held by this collection.
A short film showing seven of the books exhibited with their pages turning or unfolding is showing in the exhibition and online. The exhibition coincides with the Association of Book Crafts International Conference in Auckland from 24-26 October.
Below are a selection of views of some of the exhibited books.
|Ref: Julie Chen. A guide to higher learning. California: Flying Fish Press, 2009.|
|Ref: Ronald King and Roy Fisher. Anansi Company: a collection of thirteen |
hand-made wire and card rod-puppets. London: Circle Press, 1992.
|Ref: Joseph Guy Lubbock. From the snows to the seas: original prints and text. London, Bertram Rota Limited; Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press, 1986.|