Twenty-one members of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers participated in this collaborative book project. Each member contributed an edition of sections, exchanged them with other members, and then collated them so that the resulting contents of all the books are the same. The members bound their books individually, producing twenty-one unique bindings. The theme was “secondary colors” and participants were encouraged to interpret that in any way they liked, both in their editions and in the binding.
Founded in 1906, the Guild of Book Workers is the only national organization for bookbinders. The Guild currently has 850 members, both professional and amateur, from all over the country. There are ten regional chapters that organize lectures, workshops and exhibitions for members.