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2010 American Printing History Association Conference
"Learning to Print, Teaching to Print: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives"
Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC
October 1516, 2010
The American Printing History Association is accepting registration for its 35th Annual Conference, "Learning to Print, Teaching to Print: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives."
The conference will be held at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC on October 1516, 2010. Full details including the program and a registration form, are available at the American Printing History Association website, www.printinghistory.org.
Since the time of Gutenberg, the arts and techniques of printing have been passed down though a variety of means. This conference will explore the ways people learn to design, print, illustrate, bind, and make books and other printed matterand how they are taught. The individual mentor or master, the role of guilds, apprenticeships, commercial training, professional and amateur organizations, academic programs, and the self-taught practitioner are among our interests. The focus will be both historical, examining the way in which methods and styles are consciously continued, and contemporary, looking at how people learn now in an era in which new technologies and aesthetics coexist with tradition. Particular attention will be paid to the increasing and important role of letterpress and book arts programs at art schools, colleges, and universities. With its new M.A. program combining book history and book arts, the Corcoran, long one of Washington's premier museums and its only college of art, is the ideal venue for a conference on the theme of learning and teaching.
"Learning to Print, Teaching to Print" features a keynote address by noted historian and curator, Betty Bright; a plenary address by Steve Miller, head of the book arts program at the University of Alabama; exhibitions of work by APHA Chesapeake chapter members and by Corcoran faculty and students; and a final reception/exhibition at Georgetown University Lauinger Library.
The American Printing History Association was founded in 1974 to further the study of printing history and related arts and skills, including calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking, bookbinding, illustration, and publishing. APHA supports the preservation of printing artifacts and source materials and encourages research and scholarship through its annual conference; its journal, Printing History; an online Newsletter; occasional special publications; the annual J. Ben Lieberman memorial lecture; an oral history project; and a fellowship program. For more about APHA visit www.printinghistory.org.
Mark Samuels Lasner
Senior Research Fellow
University of Delaware Library
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Newark, DE 19717
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