Distinctly blurred: words of women bookmakers

The alphabet provides the framework for this series of reflections by and about women bookmakers. History’s record of bookwomankind is sparser than woman’s real involvement in the book arts, but here in their own words – enlightened or discouraged, grand or trivial, often humorous – some book women from past centuries offer us a glimpse into their lives. The author’s annotations provide historical context, suggestions, for further readings, and unify these diverse women from the personal perspective of a researcher exploring a rich but elusive subject. Letterpress printed from handset type. Calligraphic annotations reproduced from photopolymer plates, illustrations from wood block.

Out of print.



University of Delaware, Rochester Institute of Technology, Yale University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Duke University, University of North Carolina (Greensboro), Ohio State University, University of Colorado (Boulder), Smith College, Temple University, Rhode Island School of Design, Mills College, Smithsonian, Montclair State University, Syracuse University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), University of Wisconsin (Madison), DePaul University, Swarthmore College, University of Iowa, Texas Women's University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Indiana University, Center for Women's History, Temple University Libraries, Vassar College Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago SAIC Library, University of Colorado Library, Bucknell University Bertrand Library, The New York Public Library, Library of Congress

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