A Caxton Miscellany: The Caxton Press 1933–58

13 February – 17 March 2013

Established in Christchurch in 1933 the Caxton Press became one of the most progressive publishers of contemporary New Zealand writing and dynamic modern typographical design.

This exhibition examines the relationships between typographers / book designers, poets, writers and artists through a selection of beautifully printed books produced at the Caxton Press over a 25-year period.

From humble beginnings Christchurch's Caxton Press had, within a few years of its establishment in 1933, become one of the most progressive publishers of contemporary New Zealand writing and dynamic modern typographical design of its era. This exhibition examines the relationships between typographers / book designers, poets, writers and artists through a selection of beautifully printed books produced at the Caxton Press over a 25-year period. Examples by leading New Zealand writers and artists include Denis Glover, Leo Bensemann, Allen Curnow, Ursula Bethell, Charles Brasch, James K. Baxter, Rita Angus and E. Mervyn Taylor.

A Caxton Miscellany: The Caxton Press 1933–58 is on display at the Central Library Peterborough.