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Collaborations: Enid Mark and The ELM Press

Portion of image from To Persephone

Portion of image from To Persephone

In a world geared to mass production and computerization, artists' books emerge as individual and personal statements. If successful, they challenge the mind, welcome the touch, and are a visual delight.

Founded in 1986 by the artist/editor Enid Mark, The ELM Press publishes such books. Its finely crafted limited editions feature hand-lithography, letterpress printing, and archival hand binding, and have been acquired by over ninety public collections in the United States, Canada, and England. Enid Mark received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2001) and the Leeway Foundation Award for Achievement (2002) in recognition of her work in book arts.

What interests Enid Mark most is the relationship between text and image. As she searches for deeper connections between the verbal and the visual, her aim is to have her art considered as books, and her books considered as art.



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