Exhibition: The Art of the Book by Priya Pereira

Time:05:15 pm

When and Where

Date:02 September 2012
Time:06:15 pm
Organizer: ICCR
Location: London

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Clients and critics have described my books as 'intelligent', 'unconventional' and 'original'. Those are the boring descriptions. The one I cherish says, 'But where is the book.'

I am a graphic designer who has encroached on artists' territory. And in the process, as India's only book artist dedicated solely to this medium, published a number of books under the imprint 'Pixie Bks' during the last nineteen years. 

Some books have been commissioned, while others have been made for no reason except that inspiration struck. I prefer to work on an idea and then interest a client in the philosophy of the book.

The books reach out to all kinds of people. To name a few: 'The Rosary' -(I'm hoping to entice the Vatican). 'Ode to an Onion' - features homemade onion paper. 'Bracket' and 'Time Bound' - appeal to lovers. 'The Evil Eye' - would have the old wives scurrying to their notebooks, among others too many to mention.

Pixie Bks are in the Artists' Book Collections of world reputed institutions like The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Yale University, New Haven; The New York Public Library; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Tate Gallery, London; The V&A, London; The British Library, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris; Bibliotheque Louis-Nucera, Nice. 

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