Whitman’s poetry feels inseparable from his physical presence, his body itself, as does the work of few other poets.
The Grolier Club is exploring the overlooked art of American security engraving, in which the strength of an artwork correlates to the security of the banknote or bond it’s printed on.
Through 86 volumes that span the 15th century to the present, the Grolier Club visualizes the development of modern timekeeping.
The Grolier Club celebrates a century of Bruce Rogers’s Centaur type, the “noblest Roman of them all.”
In the 1960s, looters searching a cave in Chiapas, Mexico, came across a rare, ancient codex rich with illustrations of weapon-wielding deities.
Long before the era of Candy Crush and Neko Atsume, the games that captured our attention were often the ones that required just a board, a dice or two, and a handful of tokens.
Books exist as receptacles of information, but for many years people have adopted their format and appearance to create other objects or containers for an array of items.
The innovative paper engineering of an overlooked Czech artist is currently filling the second floor gallery of the Grolier Club. The Upper East Side bibliophilic society opened an exhibition of pop-up books and other paper art by Vojtěch Kubašta last month, but for a long time the artist’s work couldn’t even get past the Iron Curtain.