Library: Book Artists’ Invitational. Steven Clay, Katherine Kuehn, David Abel. Granary Books. 1992.

Library: Book Artists’ Invitational.

Granary Books, 1992. Item #GB_19

8 1/2 x 11 in., 22 pp., corner stapled wrappers.

Catalog for “Library: Book Artists’ Invitational” (Apr. 15–May 9, 1992) at Granary Books. Curated by Katherine Kuehn, David Abel, and Steven Clay. Annotated descriptions of books by 53 artists. Catalog designed by Anne Noonan. Printed on a photocopier. This is from an edition of 300 copies. Out-of-print.

ABOUT STEVE CLAY: Steven Clay, publisher of Granary Books, is an editor, curator, and archivist specializing in the American art and literature of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. He is the author, with Rodney Phillips, of A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing 1960-1980 (1998) and editor, with Jerome Rothenberg, of A Book of the Book: Some Works & Projections about the Book & Writing. He lives in New York City.

ABOUT KATHERINE KUEHN: Katherine Kuehn was student of, and later assistant to, Walter Hamady at his Perishable Press in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1978 she founded Salient Seedling Press, known for collaborations between writer, artist, and printer, with use of her own handmade paper. Among Seedling's editions are Karen Snider's Dorothy During Wounded Knee (1984) and Aunty Em on Binders (1986).

Kuehn worked as a printer for Pace Editions, New York City from 1987 to 1992 and has taught classes and workshops on the books arts at several institutions, including Whitman College and the Penland School of Craft. 

ABOUT DAVID ABEL: David Abel is a poet, editor, bookseller, raga singer, and poker player who moved to Portland in 1997. He is the author of a poetry chapbook, Cut (Situations, NYC), and the long collage text "Conduction" in the exhibition catalogue Conduit, devoted to the work of artist Anna Hepler (Modular Unit Design, Seoul, Korea), as well as the artists' books Rose and Selected Durations (collaborations with Katherine Kuehn, published at the Salient Seedling Press).

Price: $20.00