SMALL INVENTIONS

Small Inventions accompanies the exhibition of artist's books by Charles Hobson at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The Exhibition and the Catalog focus on the inventivness often needed in creating an artist's book to give full voice  to its subject.

A PDF version of the Catalog is available here.

Publication Price: $25

The Catalog presents photographs, diagrams and text explaining the design decisions that provided each of the artist's books with a special connection between words, image and structure.

The accordion design of many of the books permits an expanded display in the exhibition, often using two copies of the book and archival materials.

The books contain poems by Billy Collins, W.S. Merlin, Richard Wilbur an Eavan Boland and naratives by Mark Twain, Barry Lopez and Roger Angell.

The installation in the Logan Gallery of the Legion of Honor features thirteen of the twenty-nine of Hobson's artist's books donated by Marian Kinney to the Museums and offers the viewer an insight into the diverse approaches to poetry, history, memoire and fiction that can be achieved in the artist's book form.  

Exhibition Dates: February 2 to May 26, 2019

The catalog contains a foreword by Karin Breuer, Curator in Charge, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and an afterword by Stephen Woodall, Collection Specialist, Logan Collection, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.

56 pages, 7.375 x 10.5 inches.

Publication Price: $25

Available here and at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Books.

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