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.
Poster for 1992
retrospective exhibition at the Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum,
most creative bookmakers of our time.
Decherd Turner, former Director
Bridwell Library, Dallas and Humanities Research Center,
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.
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
Courtney in FACING THE PAGE and ART MONTHLY
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
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
Library of Congress,
Lessing Rosenwald Collection.
Newberry Library, Chicago.
School of The Art Institute, Chicago.
Bridwell Library, Dallas.
Humanities Research Center, Harry Ransom Library,
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.
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.
Grunwald Arts Center, UCLA.
Public Library, Sacramento, California.
Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry,
Grolier Club, New York.
National Library, Australia.
State Library, Queensland.
Bibliothèque Nationale, Normandy.
Vatican Library, Rome.
Biblioteca Nazionale, Rome.
Herzog August Bibliotek, Wolfenbüttel,
Kunstgewerbe Museum, Frankfurt.
Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum, The Hague.
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin.