Books, Book Art, Journals
A notebook takes on a friendly character, the patina of its daily use, its doodles and coffee stains. It becomes an indispensable artifact .......” - Writer Paul Theroux
Charles Dellschau (1830-1923) is one of the earliest documented outsider artists known in America. What began as an illustrated manuscript recounting his experiences in the California Gold Rush became an obsessive project resulting in twelve large, hand-bound books with more than 2500 drawings related to airships and the development of flight.