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Book Design and the Native American Experience August 4, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, book design, bookbinding, Content, Exhibits

  Indian Horrors by Henry Davenport Northrop. Unsigned cover design. Imperial, 1891 The latest work from the scholarly side of the venerable Richard Minsky is Trade Bindings with Native American Themes 1875-1933.  Minsky gathers together 120 books designed by many of the leading illustrators and book designers of the day. From kids books to captivity narratives to fiction and “fiction purporting to be truth, including a white missionary writing under a pseudonym as an Indian Chief, and a multiracial black man,…

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Occupy Book Art: Richard Minsky’s House of Cards July 24, 2012

Pop DelusionsA House of Credit Cards(backed with Chinese money)Richard Minsky, 2012 10″ x 13¼” x 13¼” Minsky’s credit cards, Chinese paper money, 23K gold leaf, binders’ board, bookcloth, felt, linen tape, wood, J. B. Green handmade paper, acrylic, US$10 bills. It is the glory and good of Art, That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truths, to mouths like mine at least. – Robert Browning The latest work from book art master Richard…

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