The Book Art Museum from Łódź, Poland is the recipient of the 2015 American Printing History Association’s (APHA) Institutional Award. We are pleased to welcome one of the Museum’s founders Jadwiga Tryzno, who will present the Museum and its works and discuss the state of book arts in Poland.
The Museum, which for the last 20 years has been “squatting” in an abandoned villa in Łódź, has made an extraordinary contribution to the preservation of the art of fine printing. In a country where historic printing techniques were almost eradicated under communism, it collects and restores vintage printing equipment, cultivates printing skills, and performs outreach to the community. Over the last 35 years the Book Art Museum has issued over 30 high-quality artist’s books in limited runs, including Second Space with the poem by Czeslaw Miłosz (2011), and Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Bibliography and Drawings (two editions, 1993 and 2013). Their most recent work Step By Step Printing SUPREMATISM, consists of a letterpress rendition of an English translation of a 1920 manifesto by Casimir Malevich and 49 lenticular prints inspired by Suprematism.
This event will be hosted by BookArtsLA, a fairly new venue located in West LA dedicated to bringing the beauty of printing, binding and the collecting of handmade books to the public. The 1600 square foot workspace houses letterpresses, a bindery, and holds workshops on a regular basis.
This event is free and open to all. Kindly RSVP to RSVP@aphasocal.org.