Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future
February 25 – April 19, 2019
This exhibition is an extension of the Book Club’s exhibit at the 52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair.
An exploration of the thematic, graphic, and typographic interplay between historical and modern works in the Book Club’s collection. This exhibition features books and prints spanning six centuries, from the dawn of printing in Europe to the fine press and artists’ books of twenty-first century California. The display highlights the commonalities and influences between the historical and modern works, looking at where they share thematic, typographic, and stylistic elements, and at how the printers of today build upon the history of their craft in exploring the future of the book.