“The Poet of Them All”: William Shakespeare and Miniature Designer Bindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert
I just got back from the opening of “The Poet of Them All.” It’s a must see. Whether or not you like miniature books, you’ll never see so many works by great binders on display in one exhibit. Fortunately, I’ve had the great privilege of handling many of the bindings in the past few years, otherwise it would have been totally overwhelming. Leave yourself plenty of time and buy the catalog. You won’t regret it.
Without doing a head count and checking passports, I’d say that more than half of the bindings and other works are by artists who are British or who practice in the UK. However, there are plenty who do not fall into that category and many who I claim for the Americas (either by origin or place of practice). Please excuse any omissions.
Maryline Poole Adams
James Reid-Cunningham (author of the introduction, a must read)
Robert Wu (that’s his binding in the cover of the catalog)