In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Caxton Club has adopted a book through the Smithsonian Libraries’ Adopt-a-Book Program: The African presence in México: from Yanga to the present. Chicago: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, c2006.
The Caxton Club joins other Stewards of the Hungerford Deed and recognizes the Smithsonian Institution’s 175th anniversary.
The Hungerford Deed, 1787
Artist’s books will be auctioned 8/28/21. Attend a preview reception 8/26. More info at caxtonclub.org.
Hannah Batsel's artist's book, Weirder Than Fiction
Copies of Chicago by the Book are on sale for $11.00 each plus tax and shipping. You must use promo code CAXTON. Sale ends September 10, 2021.
Click to order from University of Chicago Press.
The William Morris Society in the United States organized online exhibitions, programs, and videos for International Kelmscott Press Day. Caxtonians Jill Gage, Cait Coker, and Caroline Szylowicz spoke on video. See more at links.
Check out Nigel Beale’s The Biblio File, one of the world’s leading podcasts about “the book” and the wider world of book culture. Miriam Borden, winner of the 2020 Honey & Wax Award was interviewed in a recent episode.
In Celebration of International Kelmscott Press Day, June 26
Video presentation by Caxtonian, Jill Gage:
The Kelmscott Press at the Newberry Library
Sponsored by the Caxton Club
Information and more programs at https://morrissociety.org/wmsus/events/international-kelmscott-press-day/
In 2020, the Caxton Club made an award to the Newberry Library for the purchase of a work by a Caxton Club grant winner not represented in the Newberry’s collection. We’re pleased to announce that Mardy Sears’ Gules has been acquired by the Newberry using the award.
Mardy Sears: "Gules, meaning reddish, begins with a quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, 'On a field sable, the letter 'A' gules.' I was motivated by the novel and by life events to create an artist book with the theme of adultery. The concept of this limited edition artist book marries text, taken from the answers to a questionnaire I drafted about thoughts regarding adultery, with photos of subjects wearing an embroidered scarlet letter. In order to capture precise expressions I used a photo transfer process to print the image onto linoleum blocks for carving. Both block-printed images and letterpress text are bound into separate books and hinged together in a dos-à-dos binding with oak covers."
In recognition of Pan Asian American Heritage Month, we share the work of Caxton Club Grant recipient and club member, Kazumi Seki. See more at kazumiseki.com.
Cherry Blossom (2020) created during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan.
In recognition of National Poetry Month the Caxton Club celebrates the importance of poetry and poets.
Attend our 4/21 Program – Jacqueline Goldsby on “Do Not be Afraid of No: Gwendolyn Brooks’ Years at Harpers”
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