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Opening Reception

Craig W. Jensen: Master of Fine Edition Binding OPENING RECEPTION
June 24, 2010, 6:00 PM

The Museum of Printing History is pleased to present a retrospective of one of America’s most well-respected bookbinders, Texas-based Craig W. Jensen. Visitors will see complex binding innovations and historical structures produced by Jensen in the last 25 years for prestigious national and international clients such as the Whitney Museum of American Art and Yushodo Co. Ltd. of Tokyo. The show runs from June 24, 2010 – September 18, 2010. An illustrated catalog is available. More info about the show here.

Jerome Collins July 30, 2010

It was an honor and a priviledge to drive to Houston for the opening of this show…not to mention more than a little fun …then turn around and drive back to Austin. To have Craig Jensen as your personal docent really opened up aspects of the books that were not immediately obvious to this observer. The Sylvae project still has me in awe of the totality of the project. From the everyday disaster of a felling of a wood, turning it into a loving memorial to the individual trees, to the appropriate bindings to give it the honor it deserves. This is not just another cover on a book. This is conceptual art realized through the creative application of traditional means.
And I haven’t even mentioned the binding of the Canterbury Tales. Craig Jensen is a gentleman, a scholar and an artist.

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