A collection of work from one of B.C.’s finest master printers is on display for the next three weeks at UBC Library.
Through the Barbarian Eye: An exhibition of works from Barbarian Press from the Mission, B.C.-based master printer includes early correspondence, samples of works produced throughout the decades and a pre-publication copy of The Play of Pericles, one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays.
Barbarian Press was founded in 1977 by husband and wife Crispin and Jan Elsted. The press is renowned among collectors worldwide for its exceptional work in printing wood engravings.
The exhibition runs from Nov. 1 – 22 at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, located on the lower level of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall.