Book art by Barbara Adams Hebard

showcaseTwo book bindings by Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard are on display at 23 Sandy Gallery, a fine art gallery in Portland, Oregon. Hebard’s work is part of Showcase 16, an exhibition of members of the Northwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. This exhibition showcases the diversity in the art and craft of the book: historical, traditional, experimental and fine bindings, conservation work, sculptural artists’ books and book objects, miniatures, pop-ups, blank books, and letterpress and digital editions. One of Hebard’s contribution is a book binding she made for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Hebard says the vellum bindings in the Jesuitica collection at Burns Library served as an inspiration. Her other piece is a re-binding of Meditations with a Pencil, a book of illustrations created by artist Diana Orpen during World War II.

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