Books as Art

Richard Wagener, wood engraver extraordinaire, stood at a table displaying his wares during Roadworks, an event sponsored by the San Francisco Center for the Book.   His books begged me to touch them. I obeyed. Loom, Wagener's collaboration with the New Zealand poet, Alan Loney, pairs Wagener's wood engraved loom prints with lines from the poem … Continue reading Books as Art

San Francisco Center for the Book – Roadworks

The day was clear and fine in San Francisco, particularly in the sunny microclimate of Potrero Hill. So we spent a glorious afternoon at RoadWorks, a celebration of printing, paper, and handmade book artistry sponsored by the San Francisco Center for the Book. Everyone loves watching prints being made by steam rollers, don't they? Especially in … Continue reading San Francisco Center for the Book – Roadworks