Monday, July 18, 2011

Call for Entries: The Decorated Book

The Decorated Book: Continuing a Tradition

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is a library and museum founded in 1814. Its
legacy collections, surviving from the 19th and early 20th centuries, include rich holdings in designed bindings. The Decorated Book invites artists, through the medium of the book, to explore and respond to book covers from the legacy collections of the Athenaeum. Selected items from the designed binding collections, including work by Margaret Armstrong, Olive Grover and the studio artists of Decorative Designers, are emphasized in this call. See the scans or visit the Athenaeum from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday, at 219 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The proposed books may be editioned or one-of-a-kind, artist books, book objects, altered books or zines but must in some way respond to the specified items from the designed binding collection posted on the Athenaeum website and on view at the museum.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

PCB Members & Friends Meeting

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008 Delancey Place

Join us and be inspired by a selection of rare and fascinating books from the Rosenbach's collection, presented by Librarian, Elizabeth Fuller.

Quarterly Members & Friends meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about Philadelphia Center for the Book.