Chronicle Books :: Born in the Summer of Love
This exhibit is part of Chronicle Books' year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1967, Chronicle Books is one of the world's most respected publishers of illustrated books and gifts, known for publishing exceptional titles that are instantly recognizable for their spirit and creativity. A leader in publishing innovation, Chronicle Books was the first to publish paperback cookbooks with full-bleed food photography throughout; the first to offer art books in paperback so the price could be kept low and accessible to a wider number of people; and, with its breakout book Griffin & Sabine (1991), it was the first to expand the boundaries of what a book could be. In keeping with Chronicle's mission to make high quality art and design accessible to as many people as possible, books will be displayed on open shelves, and viewers of the exhibit will be encouraged to pick up and leaf through the volumes.