Donna Seager Gallery
College of Marin Spotlight
Current Exhibition Exhibition Archives Gallery Collection Museum Links The Art Of The Book


Peter Koch: The Book as a Work of Art
February 1 through February 29, 2008    •   Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 21, 2008


The Helen fragments : from books three & six of Homer’s Iliad: Peter Koch at Donna Seager Gallery The Fragments of Parmenides & an English translation: Peter Koch at Donna Seager Gallery Zebra Noise with a flatted seventh: Peter Koch at Donna Seager Gallery
A Ore Perse, Peter Koch at Donna Seager Gallery Peter Koch at Donna Seager Gallery Koch Ephemera, Peter Koch at Donna Seager Gallery Diogenes, Peter Koch at Donna Seager Gallery

Peter Rutledge Koch has been designing and printing books and ephemera since 1974, beginning his career in Missoula, Montana with one platen press. He since settled in the San Francisco Bay area and following the San Francisco literary tradition of fine press printing, has acquired an international reputation and several more presses. His clients and collectors range from major international research libraries to bibliophilic organizations and private collectors and publishers. Between commissions, he designs, prints and publishes limited editions of ancient Greek philosophers, the musings of maverick poets, and the images of world-renowned wood engravers and photographers. Editions Koch specializes in publishing limited edition livres d'artiste, broadsides, portfolios, and text transmission objects.

His works have previously carried the imprints: Black Stone Press, Peter Koch, Printer, and Hormone Derange Editions.

When not working in his studio, he teaches the history of typographic design and printing on the Albion hand press at the University of California, Berkeley's Bancroft Library Press.