American Metal, on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, presents a retrospective survey of the art of metalsmith Albert Paley. The show spans his nearly fifty-year career, presenting works ranging from jewelry to massive public sculptures.

Marquand Books produced the exhibition catalogue, American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley, published by the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The catalogue features works from the exhibition alongside two essays, one by curator Eric Turner and the other by former Corcoran director and president Paul Greenhalgh.

The catalogue provided a unique opportunity for Marquand Books to produce a book entirely in house. Designed by Ryan Polich, the book was then digitally printed in our Seattle office and sent to Paper Hammer Studios in Tieton, Washington, where it was bound and trimmed. The cover of the book, which features copper letterpress printing in the silhouette of one of Paley’s works and white foil stamped text, was also created at the bindery.

American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley is on view through September 28, 2014. For more information about the exhibition, visit the Corcoran Gallery of Art.



Photography by Meghann Ney