The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary Books

The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary Books

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015 - Friday, Jan 29, 2016

Columbia University Rare Books & Manuscript Library, New York
6th Floor East Butler Library 535 West 114th St. New York, NY 10027


From Columbia University:

"We are honored to hold the archive of this important publisher and to be mounting an exhibition of its thirty-year run (so far), including not only Granary publications but material from the archive that show some of the labor involved in creating these extraordinary objects. The RBML acquired the Granary Books archive in 2013 and the collection is open for research.

The opening event for the exhibit on September 16th will showcase some of the press’s most frequent collaborators, including bookbinder Daniel Kelm, book artist and graphic designer Emily McVarish, poet Charles Bernstein, critic and book artist Johanna Drucker, poet and anthologist Jerome Rothenberg, poet Vincent Katz, and book artist Buzz Spector. Their presentation goes from 6:30-7:30pm in Butler Library Room 203. A reception in the RBML follows.

Two of the artists who have work in the exhibition, Jen Bervin and Cecilia Vicuna, will give a performance in the exhibit space on Tuesday evening, November 17th."


Related events:

"The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary Books"

Featuring Steve Clay, Charles Bernstein, Johanna Drucker, Vincent Katz,
Daniel Kelm, Emily McVarish, Jerome Rothenberg, and Buzz Spector,
with curators Sarah Arkebauer and Karla Nielsen.

“The Plan without a Plan”

A conversation about Granary Books with Steve Clay and Karla Nielsen.