About NdA Press

I began making hand-printed books in London in 1974. The handmade book form was an ideal way to bring all my interests together: painting, printmaking, writing, building. NdA Press is a press only in the broadest sense of the word since the only printing equipment I have is an etching press and my bookworks are either in very small editions or consist of just one copy. Brief texts are either my own or, occasionally, by others. Sometimes there are no words at all.

Hague NdA exhibition poster

Poster for 1992 retrospective exhibition at the Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum, The Hague

Selected quotes

“one of the most creative bookmakers of our time.”
Decherd Turner, former Director Bridwell Library, Dallas and Humanities Research Center, Austin. Texas

throughout her books there is a brilliance which she radiates in a play of imagery filled with grace and intelligence.” Paul Peter Piech in IDEA.

books which are meant to be touched and enjoyed; not to languish on bookshelves but to rest on altar-like tables...providing a visual and textual meditation for each day.” James Roose-Evans in RESURGENCE

“books of striking originality. Her art, often witty in its philosophy, alive in colour and texture, arrives at published form after much entertaining experiment. I know nobody who has thus combined art and idea with such force and originality.”
Colin Franklin in FINE PRINT.

she is among our most committed book artists, producing an accumulation of work that is highly individual and yet consistent within its own context...”
Her most recent books reach out to the territory which she has made recognisably her own, amalgamating theology, ancient history and 20th century autobiography into a highly individual, strong voice.”

her work amply illustrates the basic process for achieving self-knowledge, the creative imagination...”
Jan van der Wateren (1990) Chief Librarian, National Art Library of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The Library of Congress   catalogue page lists NdA works which are in their collection. This link times out and goes back to their home page but if you put D'Arbeloff Natalie in the search box, the list returns.

Some of the Public Collections which have acquired NdA bookworks
(If you visit any of these you can ask to see the books by Natalie d'Arbeloff in their collections)

Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library.
Victoria & Albert Museum Archive of Art & Design.
British Library, London.
University College Library, London.
London Guildhall University.
Tate Gallery Library, London.
Royal Academy Library, London.
Manchester University Library.
Leeds City Art Gallery.
Birmingham Central Library.
Edinburgh City Library.
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
Glasgow School of Art Library.
Plymouth University Library.
Sheffield Education Committee.
Abbotsholme School, Staffordshire
National Library of Wales.
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Lessing Rosenwald Collection.
Newberry Library, Chicago.
School of The Art Institute, Chicago.
Bridwell Library, Dallas.
Humanities Research Center, Harry Ransom Library, Austin, Texas.
New York Public Library, Spencer Collection.
Columbia University, Butler Library
Cornell University, Olin Library.
Yale University, Arts of the Book Collection.
Harvard University, Houghton Library.
Princeton University, Firestone Library.
Boston University, Mugar Library.
Boston Athenaeum.
Wellesley College, Margaret Clapp Library.
Smith College, Nielsen Library.
Colorado College, Tutt Library.
Kohler Library, Madison, Wisconsin.
Temple University, Paley Library, Philadelphia.
Swarthmore College, McCabe Library.
Stanford University.
Grunwald Arts Center, UCLA.
Public Library, Sacramento, California.
Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry, Miami.
Grolier Club, New York.
National Library, Australia.
State Library, Queensland.
Bibliothèque Nationale, Normandy.
Vatican Library, Rome.
Biblioteca Nazionale, Rome.
Herzog August Bibliotek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.
Kunstgewerbe Museum, Frankfurt.
Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum, The Hague.
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin.