My sincere thanks to the University of Washington Classics faculty for permitting me to ask so many questions about your books and for your enthusiasm for this project. The opportunity to study with many of you has changed my life for the better. You are amazing, singularly and collectively.
A special thank you to Alex Hollmann for actually standing at the crossroads of scholarship and art in the making of his artists’ book, the beautiful Golden Histories.
I am grateful to Alain Gowing for accepting me as a post-bac student in the first place, for allowing me to do this
project as my senior thesis, for coming up with great titles, for making his own superb artists’ book, Roman Fragments, for being so wonderful to work with and particularly for being willing to take on the extra due diligence at Volterra.
Thanks also to Catherine Connors for inspiration at every step of the way and for contributing the Stories from Latin Roots book by Mrs. Dublin’s 5th grade class at Laurelhurst Elementary.
Thank you to each of the artists who graciously gave permission to use photographs of your work in this catalog, with extra thanks for those who took the time to answer the questions that came along with the permission forms. Some mornings I would feel overwhelmed by this project. Then I would open my email and read your responses, many of which touched me deeply, and everything would change for the better. It has been an honor to work with each of you and every one of your books.
My thanks to the extraordinary people associated with the library: to Dean Betsy Wilson for her interest in and support of artists’ books and for allowing this exhibition to come to fruition; to Associate Dean Paul Constantine for his interest, support, visits, good conversation and faith in this project; to Rare Books Specialist Wesley Nelson for his unflagging help and for making us laugh, even at the most difficult times; to Mary Mathiason, cataloger extraordinaire, who worked diligently to see that all the works in this catalog and exhibition were described and made accessible to all who are curious, and to Kate Leonard for her wonderful cover photograph and show poster of Artemis.