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Recent News and Titles from Granary Books


New Title: Quickstead by Emily McVarish

Quickstead
Written, designed, hand-set, and printed letterpress
by Emily McVarish.
Bound in cloth over boards by John DeMerritt.
Edition of 45 signed copies.
$1475
9 ¼ x 11 ¼ inches
64 pages


New Title:
A Trade edition of The Gorgeous Nothings
by Jen Bervin and Marta Werner

The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope-Poems
by Jen Bervin and Marta Werner is a full-color trade edition based upon the Granary Books limited edition artist book.
Hardcover with dust jacket.
Published by New Directions & Christine Burgin in association with Granary Books.
$39.95
12 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
272 pages


Edith Schloss Burckhardt Archive

Featuring: Rudy Burckhardt, Edwin Denby, 
Francesca Woodman, and Alvin Curran

Above: Copy print of the 1949 Rudy Burckhardt photomontage "Over the Roofs of Chelsea" created for the exhibition with Helen DeMott, Lucia Vernarelli and ESB at the Pyramid Gallery. The three close friends were called "Chelsea Girls" by Edwin Denby. Foreground: DeMott, ESB (pregnant with her son Jacob), and Vernarelli.

Avant-garde composer and musician Alvin Curran has written about his meeting with artist, writer, and critic Edith Schloss Burckhardt during his first years in Rome:

"In that same settling-in period I met Edith Schloss, an Offenbach-born New York painter just divorced from photographer-painter Rudy Burckhardt. She arrived on a cloud of combustible materials which included the entire New York Abstract Expressionist movement, the Cedar Bar, Art News, MOMA, the Art Students League and Balanchine Stravinsky the Carters Edwin Denby de Kooning Twombly Feldman Cage Brown Rothko Cunningham Pollack her beloved Morandi and of course 'Piero' (della Francesca)..."

The Edith Schloss Burckhardt Archive offers an extraordinary opportunity for research into multiple areas of scholarship, especially unique insight into the lives and experiences of women in the art world, an American artist's expat life in Rome from the 1960s-2010s, the New York School of painters and poets, and a particularly rich and far-reaching vein of the avant-garde and experimental music world, to name a few.

The prospectus offering the archive may be viewed here.


Coming soon: The Book of Glyphs by Edward Sanders.

Check back for details.



The Latest Threads Talk

Recent Threads Talk by Emily McVarish has been uploaded to the Threads Talk Series page on Penn Sound





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