Please support the blook exhibition catalog and programs. I need your donations to bring them to fruition! I hope that you will come with me on this great blook adventure. Notice the new exhibition page on the blog. I'll post updates there. Thank you for your readership, over 25,000 since last June. -- Mindy
$30,000 needed, $7,735 raised so far
All donors responding by June 30 (or whenever the deadline comes for the book to go to print) will be listed in the acknowledgment page in the exhibition catalog. See funding rewards below.
The Art of Books That Aren't
January 28 through March 12, 2016
Grolier Club, 2nd floor member's exhibition gallery
47 W. 60th St. NYC
2016 is the Year of the Blook! In January you are invited to the first blook exhibition ever to be held in the U. S. and only the second in the world. You will see over 100 objects of great diversity and ephemera which puts the objects into historical perspective. The exhibition is the result of two decades of collecting and research. I'm so looking forward to sharing this with you.
In order to produce (self-publish) the catalog and programs for your enjoyment, I need to raise $30,000. I would appreciate any donation you can make and there will be perks (see below). I am working on a crowd sourcing campaign, which will launch in May, but if you are a fan of this blog and the subject, please donate now as your donation will stretch 10% further.
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Send a personal check or money order to: Mindell Dubansky
210 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10128
All donors responding by June 1 will be listed in the acknowledgment page in the exhibition catalog.
$10 Your name and website link on the Blook Club page
$25 Your name and website link on the Blook Club page and exhibition catalog and two handmade greeting cards, made after vintage blook cards from my collection.
$50 Your name and website link on the Blook Club page plus the 2016 Year of the Blook wall calendar.
$100 Your name and website link on the Blook Club page and a personalized copy of The Art of Books That Aren't catalog.
$500 All of the above plus a choice of a copy of one of my books Guess Who Died? Memories of Baltimore with Recipes or The Proper Decoration of Book Covers: The Life and Work of Alice C. Morse; or an original felt flower pin by myself made to your specifications; or another perk that we can work out together.
$1,000 A copy of The Art of Books That Aren't catalog and a unique book-lovers tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with me as your tour guide; or a private tour of the Grolier exhibition. Includes mentions on the Blook Club page and in the catalog.
Ask about other perks, including:
Handmade felt books and flowers or a felt making workshop. See examples of my flowers
Book conservation treatment
Home library preservation consultation (New York)
CATALOG: EARLY BIRD SUBSCRIPTIONS
While the sale of the book will probably not cover the exhibition or publishing expenses, knowing that you are on board to purchase copies of the catalog will help to determine how many copies to print and possibly lower the cost of the print run. To subscribe to the Art of Books That Aren't catalog, please send your name and contact information. I will post the final price and specs to the exhibition page and email you as soon as I have them. The Art of Books That Aren't will be a paperback book, 9 x 11 inches, about 100 pages with about 150 color illustrations. I am on schedule now to have the book ready by mid-January 2016.
There will be at least one evening symposium with speakers who are collectors, historians and makers of book objects. I am also planning a magic show with book effects and weekly public gallery talks. I also offer private tours for groups at a fee. Please let me know if you would like to plan a tour or lecture.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Jane Bayard Curley
Candice Dubansky Braun
Emily McAllister (video editing)
Sophia Kramer (videographer)
Scott Geffert (photography support)
Cara Schlesinger (book editor)
Nancy Mandel (editorial support)
Karen B. Cohen
Laura B. Rezk