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The books described on this site are published under the imprint of the Stanford University Libraries. Proceeds from sales benefit the Libraries' Special Collections to fund future publications.

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New publications

photo of spine edge and covers of 3-volume Peter Koch exhibit catalogue

Peter Koch Printer: A Descriptive Bibliography [1974–2016]

A three-volume catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition "Peter Koch Printer: A Forty-year Retrospective." Editions Koch & Stanford University Libraries, 2017

volume 1: Peter Koch Printer: Embodied Language and the Form of the Book: A Descriptive Bibliography [1974–2016]

With critical essays by: Mark Dimunation and Timothy D. Murray, and an interview with Peter Rutledge Koch by Roberto G. Trujillo. Bibliography by Nina M. Schneider.

volume 2: Hard Words: Memory and Death in the Wild West

Hard Words documents Koch’s “Western Suite,” which consists of three portfolio editions, two books, and two installation/exhibitions dedicated to themes of exploration and the subsequent destruction of the American West. The two volumes, Liber Ignis and The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, are fully illustrated in facsimile. Two exhibition portfolios, Hard Words and Nature Morte, are also presented in their entirety. The editions and commentaries are accompanied by a lengthy critical essay by novelist and scholar Aaron Parrett.

volume 3: Against Design: an Interview with Peter Rutledge Koch

Introduction by Russell Maret. Interview with Peter Koch by Monique Comacchio and Camden Richards.

Against Design focuses on the typographic design and letter­press printing that has issued from the Koch studios for more than four decades. Graphic designers and educators Comacchio and Richards interview Koch about his printing practice and thoughts on typography and design. The result is an exploration of ideas related to material literacy and the art of printing as a philosophical practice. Against Design is generously illustrated with examples of Koch’s bibliophilic, typographic, and cowboy surrealist ephemera.

Price for the set: $225.00 plus tax and shipping


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Joseph Goldyne: Catalogue Raisonné of Books, Portfolios, and Calligraphic Sheets

Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition of Goldyne's work on display in Stanford's Green Library September 14, 2015 through January 31, 2016.

412 pages. 10.25 x 12.25 inches. Full color plates throughout. Case bound, sewn binding.

Introduction by Peter Rutledge Koch, essay by Robert Bringhurst and contributions by Kay Bradner, Robert Townsend, and Thomas Ingmire.

Published by the Stanford University Libraries, 2014.

Price: $85.00


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Movements for Change: The Bob Fitch Photography Archive at Stanford

Catalogue of the exhibition on display in Stanford's Green Library September 30, 2014 through February 21, 2015, celebrating the acquisition of the Fitch archive for the Stanford University Libraries' research collections. The exhibition and catalogue feature both iconic and lesser-known photographs of key people and moments in the U.S. civil rights movement, farm worker organizing, and the peace movement of the 1960s and 1970s by activist photographer Bob Fitch.

80 pages. 8.5 x 11 inches. 65 photographs printed in duotone. Sewn binding.

Text by Bob Fitch, Ben Stone, and Roberto Trujillo. Excerpts from an oral history interview with Bob Fitch by Leslie G. Kelen.

Published by the Stanford University Libraries, 2014.

Price: $25.00


Tanenbaum Catalog title page

The Tanenbaum Collection at the Stanford University Libraries
A Catalog of the Charles J. Tanenbaum Collection of the Eighteenth Century

Stanford University Libraries, 2014

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