Catalog from Caroline Greenwald, Wordless Books: An Exhibition of Book Forms of Handmade Paper held at the Walter Tower Gallery, Loyola University from September 14-October 11, 1979. From Introduction: “Caroline Greenwald’s artistic response to the medium of paper has produced a significant body of work, which must be considered as part of the vanguard of the new visual direction that utilizes handmade paper for fine art. Early in Greenwald’s career she chose printmaking as her field of specialization. She printed on both sides of handmade Japanese paper in a manner designed to closely unify the image with the paper surface. She suspended the translucent works in space between two sheets of glass to utilize the nuances of light as it played through the layered images. The prints appeared to be ephemeral and influenced by nature and its varying seasons. Because of the close relationship of her work to these papers, she left printmaking altogether and began to use the papers alone, creating an image within the beauty of the paper rather than imposing an image onto the surface. At that time Greenwald was one of the few artists who had rediscovered the ancient art of papermaking and found new creative possibilities with the processes… ‘Washi’ or Japanese papers are made from the inner bark of the Kozo, Mitzumata, and Gampi trees…The ‘Washi’ that Caroline Greenwald uses for her art works are generally gampi, dark silk gampi, yoshino and tengujo. These sheer, translucent papers are then combined with her own handmade papers, rag and abaca pulps and line drawings of fibers.” Includes the artist’s bibliography and CV. First edition printing, reserved to 700 copies.