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13661FWD: Frederic W. Goundy Lecture

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  • bielerpr
    Jan 12, 2014

      Frederic W. Goudy Lecture

      A LIFE IN BOOKS: The Visual Literature of Warren Lehrer

      Warren Lehrer

      Saturday, February 22, 2014

      7:00 p.m. in the Humanities Auditorium

      Scripps College

      Claremont, California

      Writer/designer/book artist Warren Lehrer will discuss his bookworks, from his classics of typographic and design experimentation French Fries, I Mean You Know, to Crossing the BLVD, and present a multimedia performance/reading of his latest book, A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley. An illuminated novel, A Life In Books contains 101 books within it, all written by a controversial author who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. Lehrer is a professor at Purchase College, SUNY, and a founding faculty member of the Designer As Author graduate program at SVA. Lehrer is known internationally as a pioneer in the fields of visual literature and design authorship. He is the recipient of the Brendan Gill Prize, three AIGA Book Awards, and fellowships from the NEA, the Ford, Rockefeller, and Greenwall Foundations.


      Frederic W. Goudy Workshop

      UNBLANKNESS: 101 Book Ideas

      Warren Lehrer

      Saturday, February 22, 2014

      9:30 to 4:30 at the Scripps College Press

      Lang 100 in the Art Building

      Scripps College

      Cost: $75

      Registration required before February 17: Send check for $75 to the Scripps College Press, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711.

      Using his illuminated novel A Life In Books as a springboard, Lehrer will work with each participant on developing their own book project ideas. The workshop begins with theater and writing exercises that help loosen body and mind. Participants then develop lists of possible book titles, refine the list, rework the most promising titles, then write catalog copy for a few of the books, sketch book cover ideas, and write an excerpt of one of the (possible) books. By developing book ideas laterally, writing titles, catalog copy, and then excerpts (of short story length), participants build confidence incrementally, leading them up to more long form writing/design/book projects. Everyone walks away with a collection of book ideas, and the essential ingredients of one book proposal.


      DINNER: Please join us for dinner at Scripps in the Hampton Room at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Cost $25. Reservations required before Feb 17. Send check for $25 to the Scripps College Press.


      EXHIBITION: View The Artist Book as an Agent of Social Change II at the Clark Humanities Museum from January 14 to March 7, 2014.

      This exhibition of 52 contemporary artist books was curated and mounted by Prof. Maryatt’s Core III students, who also are exhibiting their own artist books. A catalog of the exhibition and DVD showing all the books in the exhibit, including the students’ books, is available for purchase.

      The exhibit in the Clark Humanities Museum will be open for viewing from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

      The Clark Humanities Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 12:30, and from 1:30 to 5:00. It is located on the second floor of the Humanities Building at Scripps College.

      For further information, contact Prof. Kitty Maryatt kmaryatt@...