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  • Gerald Lange
    ... Subject: Goudy Lecture Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:06:14 -0700 From: Kitty Maryatt To: Lange Gerry
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 15, 2011
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      Subject:Goudy Lecture
      Date:Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:06:14 -0700
      From:Kitty Maryatt <twohands.press@...>
      To:Lange Gerry <bieler@...>

      Dear Gerry,
      Can you announce these messages on your letpress listserv? Thanks.
      Events celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the founding
      of the Scripps College Press in Claremont, California:
      1. Frederic W. Goudy Lecture
      Saturday, September 17, 2011
      at 1:30 p.m. in the Humanities Auditorium
      followed by a panel discussion at 2:30 p.m.
      and reception at Clark Humanities Museum at 3:30 p.m.
      Scripps College, Claremont, California
      The Goudy Lecture is free and open to the public
      The Goudy Lecture will be given by Kathleen Walkup, titled
      Still covered with ink: Nuns, widows, mavericks & other passionate printers
      From the vernacular books set by the nuns of St. Jacobus de Ripoli to the irrepressible antics of Jane Grabhorn, women have been involved with the craft and  trade of printing since printing was invented. Some are named: Charlotte Guillard, Ann Franklin, Emily  Faithfull, Emily Pitts Stevens, Elizabeth Corbet Yeats. Most, though, are anonymous: wives, widows, working women, cheap labor. Altogether, exploring the work of these women is tracing the entire history of printing, this time through a slightly different lens. 
      The panel discussion that follows the lecture will include several women whose books will be shown in the exhibit detailed below. We will discuss the changing nature of letterpress books over the last 25 years and what they have learned about letterpress printing, both technically and artistically.
      2. Kathleen Walkup will give a one-day Goudy Workshop
      on Sunday, September 18, 2011
      from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Details will be forthcoming shortly
      Kathleen Walkup is Professor of Book Art and Director of the Book Art Program at Mills College, where she teaches typography and letterpress printing, artists’ bookmaking and seminar classes in the conceptual and historical nature of the book. She is also Book Art Director for the MFA in Book Art & Creative Writing, the first such program in the country. Her most recent curatorial project is Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop (Grolier Club, New York, 2010, plus several other venues). Her talk The Book is a Public Place can be found on PennSound as part of the Threads Talk Series.
      3. The exhibit at the Clark Humanities Museum is titled
      Women Over 25: Printing Letterpress for over a Quarter of a Century
      Exhibition dates:  August 25–September 21, 2011
      Reception:  September 17, 2011
      The Scripps College Press is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding by the Class of 1941 this year and will host a number of events. In this exhibition, we honor women whose books we have collected in Denison Library, and who have been printing by letterpress for at least 25 years and are still printing and/or teaching letterpress. Viewing books made as an artistic and/or literary endeavor is an excellent way to give students an overview of a contemporary woman’s point of view on a variety of themes and issues. The books will be selected by Professor Kitty Maryatt, aided by Librarian Judy Harvey Sahak, from the excellent artist book collection at Denison Library.
      There will be a broad variety of books from about 30 women: many have been printed by traditional letterpress using metal type, but there will also be books which extend the range by using photopolymer plates and laser cutting, or offset and digital printing, as women experiment with ways to present their message.
      A reception at the Museum will be held immediately after the panel discussion on Sept. 17.
      4. The Medieval Rôle in the Contemporary Artist Book 
      Exhibit at the Clark Humanities Museum
      Exhibition dates:  January 17–February 22, 2012
      Because Denison Library and Honnold Library hold a remarkable collection of medieval manuscripts and incunables, finely printed books, and artist books, we can trace medieval attributes persisting in contemporary artist books. The selections for the exhibition of such books will be made by the students in the Core III course, “The Medieval Rôle in the Contemporary Artist Book.” 
      The contemporary artist book utilizes structures and textual conventions based on medieval prototypes, but experiments with new ways of presenting contemporary issues. The medieval book established the canon for Humanist letterforms which led directly to modern Roman typefaces; the medieval layout of the page is the precursor of the modern grid system; authoritative texts were extensively dissected by use of glossing, highlighting the issues of the day. Conventional attitudes about the role and depictions of women in the medieval period will be examined. Particular attention will be paid to how contemporary artist books address and question these attitudes and what forms such books might utilize to make their point.
      The exhibit will be designed and installed by Professor Maryatt’s students. A catalog written and produced by the students will contain essays not only examining persistent medieval attributes but will critique the books, supported by their experiences in discussing the issues of the day in the Core Curriculum. A DVD showcasing the books in the exhibition will also be produced by the students. By the end of the semester, the students will create their own artist book, enriched by the knowledge they have gained over the semester.
      The opening reception for the exhibition will be coordinated with the Frederic W. Goudy Lecture sponsored by the Scripps College Press.
      For further information concerning all these events, please contact Professor Kitty Maryatt at kmaryatt@....
    • Gerald Lange
      ... Subject: Goudy Lecture Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:44:12 -0800 From: Kitty Maryatt To: Lange Gerry
      Message 2 of 2 , 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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