|The Art of the Book
Sixth Annual Exhibition of Handmade Books,
Altered Books and Book Related Works
Katya McCulloch is a community artist with an MFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. She teaches
block printing at San Quentin. She also makes art with at-risk youth in juvenile detention through a grant program of
the Marin Arts Council.
The Tower Book
The Tower. Book design by Beth Thielen. Linoleum prints, original writing and binding by various prisoners at San Quentin State Prison and the California Rehabilitation Centers between the years 2006 and 2007. California. Approximately 14” x 9” at its widest point – closed. Prints on Arches Text Wove 120 gr in Daniel Smith Domestic Velvet Black AC63. Text in Times New Roman printed on an Epson Stylus CX4600 on Neenah Classic Crest, Solar White 24 lbs acid free papers. Bound in Gray Canapetta Italian Book Cloth over acid free, Lignin free Binder’s Board. Jade 403 PVA, methyl cellulose paste, Black Arches cover, Canson Mi-Teintes Steel gray, Pearl, Barbour’s Irish Linen Thread. This work has a book forming part of the four internal sides. Also included are two small booklets; one with the physical details of the work and the other giving ‘Notes on the Tower Book’. In an edition of 30 handprinted and
bound books, only about 8 copies are available for sale; the majority of the edition has been given to the participants.