Richard Minsky

New York, New York
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Richard Minsky received his M.A. in Economics from Brown University in 1969. He has been involved with printing since age thirteen and bookbinding since 1970. In 1974 he founded the Center for Book Arts in New York and served as its president from 1974 to 1978 and from 1990 to the present. He works in his New York studio.

Example Binding: 
Richard Minsky. 
Minsky in Bed. The Artist's Book
New York: Richard Minsky, 1988.
On loan from the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry.

Full leather binding of purple dyed calfskin with vermeil figures, chain, and handcuffs. Box designed as bed for book.

Design Description: 
Full leather binding of red goatskin with black calf-skin onlays and gold tooling. Gold-tooled title and date on spine.


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