Authors/Contributors

Judith A. Mistichelli

Document Type

Article

Date

Summer 1975

Embargo Period

2-10-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Special Collections, book collecting, rare books, Leonard Baskin, Gehenna Press

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Description/Abstract

For the collector working within a limited budget, finely printed books from contemporary private presses are especially inviting. Not only are these books in a reasonable price range and more readily available than older rare materials, but also their aesthetic beauty gives testimony to a high degree of craftsmanship.

Reflecting the exhibitor's personal tastes, the books selected for this essay are distinctive editions of twentieth century poets and exemplify outstanding design and workmanship. They also demonstrate the extraordinary suitability of poetry to artistic expression in book design.

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