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Abecedarium, an exhibition of the Guild of Book Workers

Yesterday, March 13, Abecedarium opened its abbreviated run at Chicago's
famed Newberry Library. It will remain there until April 17. If  you're in
the area you won't want to miss this exciting exhibition. For more
information consult the Newberry's website at <http://www.newberry.org>

ABECEDARIUM features the collaborative work of members of the Guild of Book
Workers, with binders and calligraphers, binders and printers, binders and
illustrators, as well a numerous other combinations. With 40 participants
from 17 states and Canada, this exhibition features 38 books and one wall
mounted piece. Featured are excellent representations of contemporary work
in binding, letterpress printing, calligraphy, illustration and artists’


The Newberry Library; Chicago, Illinois
March 13, l999 - April 17, 1999

Ohio University Library; Athens, Ohio
June 7, 1999 - August 14, 1999

Vida Ellison Gallery; Denver Public Library; Denver, Colorado
September 6, 1999 - October 17, 1999

Denison Library; Scripps College; Claremont, California
November 3, 1999 - December 17, 1999

Online host site: The Guild of Book Workers’ Homepage
< http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw >

An innovative and exciting catalogue in keeping with the ABC has been
published to accompany the exhibition. Costs for this full color catalog
are $20.00 + $4.00 s/h for the first 3 copies and $5.00 for orders of 4 to
5 copies.  Overseas shipping charges will be pro-rated. An online order
form is available at the Guild’s web site at <
http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw >. For more information please
contact Barbara Lazarus Metz, Exhibitions Chair, at the address below or email

The exhibition was organized by Barbara Lazarus Metz, Exhibitions Chair,
catalog design by William Drendel.

Peter D. Verheyen
Publicity Chair
The Guild of Book Workers

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