Catalog 15: Handmade Cuban Books. Ediciones Vigía, Ediciones El Fortín, Cuadernos Papiro. Downtown Brown Books, Scott Brown.

Priced Catalog of Cuban Artist's Books

Catalog 15: Handmade Cuban Books. Ediciones Vigía, Ediciones El Fortín, Cuadernos Papiro

Notes: Book videos and the catalog introduction are included below.

Institutions and collectors of artist's book may request a complimentary copy of the catalog. Please include a brief expression of the reason for your interest.

320 pages. 12 by 9 inches (oblong). Introduction by Scott Brown.

A catalog of Cuban artist's books, individually priced, from the three most prominent makers of these books. One page is devoted to each of the 302 books, with a description and one to three color photographs. The catalog is limited to 100 copies, each bound in cardboard covers cut from used shipping boxes and covered with collaged paper decorations. The covers are handcolored by the writer and artist Amy Stewart (wife of the bookseller).

The catalog is only available in print, however the introduction is online.

To get a real appreciation for these remarkable books, we made videos of some of them.

Las paredes del tiempo [The Wall of Time], a voodoo inspired collection of poems by Hugo Hodelín Santana, published by Ediciones Vigía in 2013.



El gran vidrio by José Luis Serrano, published by José Luis Serrano and published by Cuadernos Papiro in 2006



Con duro polvo de óleo written and designed by Rolando Estévez at Ediciones El Fortín

Edition + Condition: A fine copy.

Publication: Portland, OR: Downtown Brown Books, 2020.

Item No: #306967

Price: $95.00