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Robbin Ami Silverberg began making artist books in the early 1980's while training in bookbinding in Vienna, Austria. She later co-founded Dobbin Books in 1991, along side her already existent paper mill, Dobbin Mill.

5-10 small artist book editions are published yearly, either solo works by Silverberg, or projects with international artists and writers, in collaboration with her. Collaborators have hailed from countries, such as Austria, South Africa, Japan, Israel or Hungary, in addition to around the US.

The books explore a range of themes, but consistently and obsessively articulate their ideas: whether in the structure, design, the handcrafted methods of production, the choice of materials, or consideration of the process of reading/viewing.

Methods of production also vary between projects, but the commitment to an activated substrate, with specific Dobbin Mill papers designed and produced for each artist book, has created a definitive look to all Dobbin Books.

Read about Dobbin Books in the Wall Street Journal

Photograph (below) by Jason Andrew; click to view related image slideshow at the WSJ online.

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