[Cross-posted--please excuse duplication. Please feel free to pass along.]
The American Printing History Association is delighted to announce that
conference program and registration materials are available online for
"Picture This: The Art and Technique of Illustration," our 28th annual
"Picture This" will be held at the University of Delaware Library, in
conjunction with an exhibition on the renowned artist and wood engraver
John DePol, and with Oak Knoll Fest, the largest gathering of fine press
printers, collectors, librarians, and hobbyist printers in North America.
Because of this confluence of events, we will start the conference a day
earlier than usual, on Thursday, with the main event on Friday, so
participants can attend Oak Knoll Fest (a short drive away) over the weekend.
The keynote address (Thursday) will feature publisher and printing
historian David R. Godine on the wood engravings of John DePol. The lecture
and the reception are sponsored by the University of Delaware Library
Associates and the University of Delaware Library.
Our Friday speakers include: Jane R. Pomeroy on the wood engravings of
Alexander Anderson; Steven Escar Smith of Texas A&M University on the life
and illustrative techniques of Harper artist Thure de Thulstrup, Barbara T.
Gates of the University of Delaware, on women illustrators of Victorian
natural history, Margaret Smith of the University of Reading, on moveable
woodcuts in a sixteenth century Venetian book; David Whitesell of Harvard
University on nineteenth centry attempts to use type sorts as
illustrations; Janice Heart of the University of Arts, London on Robert
Macpherson's Italian prints; Gordon B. Neavill of Wayne State University on
illustrations in the Modern Library series; Wesley B. Tanner of Passim
Editions on a process for cutting "digital woodcuts;" and Barry Moser of
Pennyroyal Press on "Retaining the Power of Image."
The full program and schedule is online. The conference brochure (including
registration form) can be downloaded from the APHA website. Additional
information to conference participants (including transportation options)
will be posted next week.
Paul W. Romaine
Vice-President for Programs and Webmaster
American Printing History Association