Samizdat: Book and Installation Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1970-1996, Fine

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Curated by Geraldine Ondrizek with Susan Fillin-Yeh, Silas B. Cook, and Lena Lencek, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, 1997
English, Fine staplebound art exhibition catalog, 8vo, 8 1/2" x 11", 46 pp.

Fine staplebound exhibition catalog. Full red wraps with gray title pattern, black title with diamond design to front. Mild rubbing at corners to back cover, otherwise pristine, sharp tips, bright, tightly bound and unmarked throughout. 46 pp. 4 illustrations, Samizdat book art, Moscow Samizdat, Contemporary artists from Bratislava, Contemporary book artists, Samizdat: The literary phenomenon, Checklist, Appendix. February 6-March 16, 1997 at Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College Portland, Oregon. Excerpt from Samizdat book art: “Given the extremes of its history, Samizdat book art is a uniquely Eastern European creation…since private possession of printing machinery or even photocopiers was illegal in the U.S.S.R. and the equipment was almost inaccessible until recently, Samizdat works often existed as unique objects, or at most as a few copies passed from hand to hand.”  From the private library of Whitney Chadwick and Robert Bechtle. 

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