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  • Gerald Lange
    Dec 12, 2012

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      Subject:Goudy Lecture
      Date:Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:44:12 -0800
      From:Kitty Maryatt <twohandspress@...>
      To:Lange Gerry <bieler@...>

      Dear Gerry,
      Could you add this announcement to your letterpress listserv? Thanks for your help.
      Kitty Maryatt

      We are pleased to announce


      Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

      The Book is Culture

      Clif Meador

      The lecture is free and open to the public

      and is sponsored by the Scripps College Press

      It is obvious that the book plays an important role in cultural identity. The technologies of the book, i.e., the ways books are made, are also culturally significant. This lecture will present two very different approaches to making books: traditional Tibetan books, and Ethiopian hand-made manuscripts, as examples of how cultural identity is indelibly embedded in technology.

      Clifton Meador combines writing, photography, printmaking, and design to make books that explore how the narratives of culture, history, and place are the basis for identity. His work is in many major collections of book art, including the Library of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Yale Art of the Book collection. He recently collaborated on a three-year project, funded by the Rubin Foundations, to document the Derge Parkhang, an eighteenth-century Tibetan Printing temple in Ganze Autonomous Prefecture in China. He has been twice the recipient of a NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) fellowship and was a Fulbright Scholar to the Republic of Georgia. He is the chair of the Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago, home to the Interdisciplinary MFA in Book and Paper, a graduate program that considers the book arts and papermaking as sites for interdisciplinary investigation.



      The Illegal Practice of Typography

      Creating glyphs from images: an experiment inspired by Iliazd’s great Maximiliana, or the Illegal Practice of Astronomy.

      Clif Meador

      February 9-10, 2013 from 9:00 to 4:00

      Cost: $150, reservations required

      Sponsored by the Scripps College Press

      Participants will work from one of their own images (or any image) to create a font-like piece of drawing software. This process will involve isolating fragments of the image, translating that fragment into a graphic language suitable for use as a font, and then encoding that drawing into a font. Each participant will produce a laser-printed folio as a specimen of their glyphs with the source image, and all participants will take home a portfolio of the group’s work.



      Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 6:00 in the Hampton Room

      Cost: $25, reservations required


      RECEPTION FOR TWO EXHIBITIONS on February 9, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Clark Humanities Museum and Denison Library:

      1.“Hand, Voice, & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop”

      Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College

      January 22-March 7, 2013


      This traveling exhibition features 40 artists’ books from 36 influential, contemporary book artists, published between 1979 and 2009 by Women’s Studio Workshop. Additionally, a broader view of the more than 200 works completed during that period at the WSW is provided by a companion display of books held by the Ella Strong Denison Library that were not included in the original selection.  

      The featured books celebrate three facets that characterize the artists’ book program at the WSW: the hand-made mark of the book-maker; the unique voices and viewpoints of a broad and diverse range of artists; and the visionary nature of artwork that forges new directions in the medium of book arts. These books reflect a wide range of subject matter, cultural diversity, and aesthetic perspectives. Some recurring themes in WSW books are personal and cultural narrative, self-image issues, and political observations. These artists’ books reflect the combination of media available at WSW and may incorporate handmade paper, letterpress, silkscreen, photography, intaglio, or ceramics.

      Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York is an artist’s workspace founded in 1974 as an alternative space in which artists could both create new work and share skills and ideas.  The exhibition was curated by Kathleen Walkup, Professor of Book Art at Mills College and has been shown at the Grolier Club, Vassar College and Carleton College.


      2. “The Medieval Role in the Contemporary Artist Book II”

      Denison Library, Scripps College

      December 6, 2012-February 24, 2013

      Prof. Maryatt’s Core III students studied medieval books in Special Collections at Denison Library in order to trace medieval attributes that persist in contemporary artist books. They selected a number of remarkable artist  books to put on display and wrote a catalog for the exhibit. Because the books are behind glass, the students videotaped all the books in the exhibit so that you can see them more completely while the students talk about them. The final project for the class was for the students to make their own one-of-a-kind artist book, which are on display at the entry to the Library.

      For further information, contact Kitty Maryatt, Director of the Scripps College Press, at kmaryatt@... or www.scrippscollege.edu/campus/press



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