More Minsky

Richard Minsky is on a roll -- in the last year alone he published a deluxe and trade edition of The Art of American Book Covers, produced three editions of the catalogue that accompanied a Yale Library retrospective of his work, and now we find out that he has been hard at work on yet another volume titled The Book Art of Richard Minsky. By the by, he also became our magazine’s Book Art columnist.

It’s enough to make the most productive person feel quite lazy!

bookartrmsover1.jpgMinsky’s newest book is a look at his most influential pieces (including those from private collections) together with a first-person narrative in which he discusses his influences, his methodology, and the principles that shape his work. It also features a foreword by book art scholar and curator Betty Bright.

From now through Thursday, March 31, a pre-publication discount will apply for the deluxe slipcase edition, which means it can be purchased for $100 instead of $175. The edition is limited to 150 signed and numbered copies. 

A trade edition of this book will be be published in June by George Braziller, Inc., the same company that produced Minsky’s The Art of American Book Covers last year. (I raved about that one, so it’s an understatement to say that I’m looking forward to the new one.)

To read more about Richard’s work, click over to this interview I did with him last June just before Yale opened its exhibit, “Material Meets Metaphor: A Half Century of Book Art by Richard Minsky.”
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