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Re: The Book Arts in Russia



Coincidentally, Minnesota Center for Book Arts is sponsoring an exhibition
of Contemporary Russian Artists' Books this fall.  34 recent book-works
will be on display from Sept. 11- Dec. 11...the exhibition is curated by
St. Petersberg artist Mikhail Karasik.  The opening reception is Sept. 18
from 6-9 pm.




At 10:29 PM 09/06/1999 EDT, you wrote:
>There was in interesting article in the Business Section (of all places!) in
>the Sunday The New York Times (9/5/99).  Under the title of "A Russian
>Capitalist Abandons the Rat Race to Pursue a Lost Art," it told about Pytor
>Suspitsyn, 35, who gave up his export-import business to start Rare Books of
>St. Petersburg.  He and his staff of six have so far produced 19 titles in
>editions of 5-30 copies that sell for $1,000-$5,000.
>
>"Mr. Suspitsyn's Book of Psalms has a walnut cover with a brass engraving of
>King David playing his lyre; the palm-sized editions of Shakespeare's sonnets
>is bound in velvet; his editions of 'Antigone' in the original ancient Greek
>of Sophocles is bound with ceramic covers showing the heroine's head cracked
>like a dinner plate."
>
>The "New York library" bought a copy of one of his books, a prose retelling
>of an unsigned 17th-centrury Russian epic.
>
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