Book Arts Editions publishes the work of artist and writer Marilyn Stablein including Artist Books, Signed Limited Editions, collaborations and unique collectible works
A Pot of Soup
A heartwarming story to heal struggling family members by sharing a pot of steaming, delicious homemade soup. Story by Marilyn Stablein. Illustrations by Woodstock, NY artist Prudence See. The late Fluxus artist and publisher Dick Higgins designed the original edition but his premature death halted publication for fifteen years. JB Bryan of La Alameda Press modified Higgins' design and published the book in 2013. This second edition is limited to 100 copies.
Eight illustrations feature kitchen and garden scenes wit vegetables harvested for the soup: parsley, potatoes, carrots and garlic.
A popular gift item during the pandemic.
This artist book features a story by Marilyn Stablein about Tinkertown, a museum complex built by a retired circus muralist and outsider artist in New Mexico. This first edition is pamphlet stitched and limited to 60 copies. Fourteen original linocut images in 3 colors on handmade paper by artist Dmitry Sayenko of St. Petersburg, Russia, appear on the front, back and inside cover. Signed by both the author and the artist.
Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books
A monograph of 38 artist books handmade by Marilyn Stablein. The book includes an Introduction:"Thirty Ways to View an Artist Book", an Artist Statement, A Narrative Chronology and a Professional Chronology.
The artist books are divided into five sections: Artist Books, Visual Journals, Altered Books, Himalayan Travelogs and Book Art Objects. 90 pages, 76 full page color reproductions.
More Night Travels to Tibet
This collection is the second book in an ongoing series of prose poems inspired by actual dreams recorded when the author lived in the Himalayas, 1966-1972.
Printed in Kathmandu, Nepal on indigenous Lokta handmade paper.
Includes reproductions of twelve vintage Tibetan woodblock prints from the author's collection.
Pamphlet stitched, blue Lokta cover with gold ink 7" x 5 1/2"
Signed, numbered edition limited to 225 copies.
The Monkey Thief: Himalayan Tales
A collection of eleven tales set in India and Nepal where the author lived for six years. Illustrated with vintage Tibetan woodblock prints.
Three color cover, handmade Lokta paper pages.
Single signature, stitched, 20 pages. Printed in Nepal.
Inflation: A Biased View
Vintage packets of bias tapes arranged by price beginning with 8 cents and rising to $2.35. Handmade book in the series "Notions and Accessories."
Accordion with inserts. Reformated original collaged endpapers.
Featured in Lark's 1,000 Artists Books, 2012. An edition of ten.