Artifex: Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press

Introduction

The early years of Gehenna Press

Baskin & Hughes

An Architect of the Page

“Of the making of books…”

Icones

Demons

Diptera

Honoring James Baldwin

The Oresteia

Capriccio

Sibyls

“Of the making of books…”

“People like me, who care about printing,” Baskin once said, “constitute the tiniest lunatic fringe in the nation.” Baskin’s passion for creating fine press editions led him to print a number of hard-to-find and previously unpublished texts. Gehenna Tracts and Gehenna Essays in Art were two projects that highlighted little-known and new texts on subjects Baskin held dear.

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Woolman
Flaubert
Gehenna Essays in Art
“…there is no end.”