16, 2008 Maddy Rosenberg featured in exhibition of book art at The Athenæum of Philadelphia
The Athenæum of Philadelphia, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Center for the Book, invites you to an exhibition of book arts combining book illustration and designed covers from the Athenæum’s Rare Book collections with the work of five contemporary artists. Supported by a grant from the Samuel S. Fels Fund, this exhibition looks back to the Arts and Crafts movement while also featuring contemporary approaches to book arts. Acknowledging the influential work of designers and illustrators such as William Morris, Edmund Dulac, and Edward Burne-Jones, the Athenæum chiefly relies in this exhibition on works by Margaret Armstrong, the Decorative Designers, Elbert Hubbard of the Roycrofters, and Will Bradley, among others. These traditional designs, some drawn from the legacy of the Athenæum lending collection and others recently added through the gift of Evan Hopkins Turner, display next to books by Cynthia Back, John Fatula, Maria G. Pisano, Maddy Rosenberg, and Elysa Voshell.