Faculty portfolios

  • Kavya; Epigrams from the Sanskrit Poems from North India Spanish translation by Octavio Paz. Photographs by Nina.
    Kavya; Epigrams from the Sanskrit Poems from North India Spanish translation by Octavio Paz. Photographs by Nina.
  • Kavya. Page spread showing inkjet printed image. Photograph by Nina Subin.
    Kavya. Page spread showing inkjet printed image. Photograph by Nina Subin.
  • Kamini; Selections from the Gitagovinda of Jayadeva. Imagery adapted from photographs by the designer/printer, Ken Botnick.
    Kamini; Selections from the Gitagovinda of Jayadeva. Imagery adapted from photographs by the designer/printer, Ken Botnick.
  • Kamini. Interior spread showing arms of Krishna and Radha reaching across the page.
    Kamini. Interior spread showing arms of Krishna and Radha reaching across the page.
  • Kamini. First page spread with floral detail from the wall of the Taj Mahal.
    Kamini. First page spread with floral detail from the wall of the Taj Mahal.
  • Kamini. Translated by Andrew Schelling from the Sanskrit. Interior page spread of Krishna.
    Kamini. Translated by Andrew Schelling from the Sanskrit. Interior page spread of Krishna.

Ken Botnick

Professor

Director, Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Studio for the Illustrated Book

Phone: 
314-935-9742
Fax: 
314-935-6462

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Campus Box 1031
Biography 

Ken Botnick is a printer/publisher of limited editions, first as co-proprietor of Red Ozier Press in New York, and today under the imprint emdash in St Louis. His work is found in collections around the world, including The Getty Center for Humanities, The Bodleian Library, The Newberry Library, the Yale Arts of the Book Collection, and other notable collections. The Red Ozier Press archive is part of the permanent collection of The New York Public Library. In 2006, Botnick was a Fulbright Scholar in residency at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. His book, Kamini, was selected by the American Institute of Graphic Arts for "50 Books/50 Covers," 2007.

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Statement 

I have been a printer/publisher and book designer for over 25 years, continuing my investigation into the integration of content, type, image, and the materials and form of the book. To this I have brought a deep interest in the literature and art of India, having traveled there several times. My work of the last few years has been focused on new translations of ancient Sanskrit texts accompanied by images derived from photographs printed in inkjet and relief plate. The juxtaposition of current technologies and those of traditional printing feed much of this investigation.