The Design and Evaluation of Exhibition Catalogs

SIDNEY E. BERGER

Abstract

Greer Allen, in his article on “The Design and Printing of Library Exhibition Catalogues,”1 gives an excellent overview of the problems that producers of these catalogs might face, and he suggests ways of anticipating and dealing with these problems. He considers the crucial issues of the purpose of the catalog, the readers’ expectations, the feasibility of the project (as a function of money and time), and the standards one should set in terms of physical results. His understanding clearly comes from having dealt with institutions, librarians, designers, printers, and funders. As an award-winning designer himself, he understands the possibilities and . . .

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