How to Make a Book with Steidl
Mar 09 - Mar 15, 2012
(Gereon Wetzel and Jörg Adolph, 2010, Germany, Blu-ray, 88 min)
Special Guest Jayme Yen, Graphic Designer for Henry Art Museum, at Friday 7pm show
For those of us who love the sensuality of a physical book—its heft, the whispered flick of a turned page, the comfortably musty smell of a long-loved library—How to Make a Book with Steidl is a timely celebration of a fading art form. Directors Wetzel and Adolph accompany German art-book publisher Gerhard Steidl on a trip to America to observe his close collaboration with artists such as Jeff Wall, Ed Ruscha, Joel Sternfeld and the usually reclusive Robert Frank. It's a fascinating and privileged look behind the curtains of a rarely seen aspect of the art world.