Friday, March 6, 2009

The Vandercook Press Exhibit

The Kohler Art Library:
The Vandercook Proof Press Celebrates Its 100th Birthday (1909-2009)
March 24 - May 31, 2009

On view are diverse folios from "The Vandercook Book," a limited edition artists' book published by Barbara Henry and Roni Gross to celebrate the centennial of the Vandercook Proof Press. Originally designed for commercial use, the Vandercook Proof Press has developed into a versatile and experimental printmaking medium used by artists. Techniques employed in the folios include pressure printing, sandragraph, lino cut, polymer plate printing, handset type, linoleum cut, die cut and wood cut, among others.

"Rules for Printers" is a linoleum cut by Mare Blocker.

The Kohler Art Library regularly exhibits materials from its collections, such as artist books and illuminated manuscript facsimiles.
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