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Poet of them All

“The Poet of Them All”: William Shakespeare and Miniature Designer Bindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert

Wednesday, June 15, 2016-Sunday, August 21, 2016
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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

Robert Baris

Barbara Blumenthal

Deborah Evetts

Gabrielle Fox

Hélène Francoeur

Donald Glaister

Monique Lallier

Yehuda Miklaf

Tini Miura

Suzanne Moore

Franklin Mowery

Eleanore Ramsey

Sol Rébora

Sean Richards

James Reid-Cunningham (author of the introduction, a must read)

Michael Wilcox

Robert Wu (that’s his binding in the cover of the catalog)

 

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