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Yours for the Book Arts

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From:         Jim Birchfield <KLIJDB@ukcc.uky.edu>
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The King Library Press -- Fall Seminar in Graphic Design

DAVID PANKOW Speaks on RUDOLF KOCH

Friday, 8 November 1996 / 8:00 p.m.
The Peal Gallery / King Library - North
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, Kentucky

DAVID PANKOW - is the curator of the Melbert B. Cary, Jr., Graphic Arts
Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology.  The Cary Collection is one
of the country's premier libraries on the history and practice of printing
and includes holdings on papermaking, bookbinding, typefounding, and
the art of the book.

He is a professor in the graduate program of RIT's School of Printing,
teaching courses on the history of the book and on the history and
technology of 20th century fine printing.  He has written and lectured
extensively, and, for the past six years, has been the editor of
PRINTING HISTORY, the journal of the American Printing History Association.
The Cary Collection, housed in the RIT Library, also maintains a functioning
collection of historic printing equipment.

* * * * *

RUDOLF KOCH (1876-1949) was an artist, calligrapher, and letter designer in
Offenbach, Germany.  He was associated there with the Klingspor Type Foundry.
He also conducted a design studio known as the Offenbacher Workstatt, or
Offenbach Workshop.

Koch created manuscript books, designed over twenty typefaces, and taught
a number of individuals, such as Warren Chappel, Fritz Kredel, and Berthold
Wolpe, who became prominent in the field of book design.  His typefaces
include Jessenschrift, Kabel, Koch Antiqua, Neuland, Prism, and Wilhelm
Klingsporschrift.  His workshop also produced woodcuts, weavings, and
metalwork in brass and silver.

He was a close friend of the Lexington emigre artist, typographer, and
printer Victor Hammer;  Koch wrote a charming essay entitled WHO IS
VICTOR HAMMER?  Among Koch's other best-known publications are THE LITTLE
ABC BOOK, THE BOOK OF FLOWERS, AND THE TYPEFOUNDRY IN SILHOUETTE.

* * * * *

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday:  8 November 1996
BOOK ARTS LECTURE
"A Face by Any Other Name -- Is Still My Face:  A Typographical Mystery"
by David Pankow
8:00 p.m., The Peal Gallery, King Library - North
University of Kentucky Libraries
--  FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC --

Saturday:  9 November 1996
BOOK ARTS WORKSHOP

Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m., Lobby, King Library - North

PRINTING A RUDOLF KOCH PROJECT
at the King Library Press
with
DAVID PANKOW & PAUL EVANS HOLBROOK

Lunch - on your own - Noon - Workshop resumes at 2:00 p.m.

--  WORKSHOP REGISTRATION REQUIRED --

HOW TO REGISTER

I.  Friday's evening lecture by David Pankow is free and open to the public.
    All are welcome to attend.

II. For Saturday's Book Arts Workshop there is a charge of $35.00.
    Registration is limited.

To take part in Saturday's activities, make a reservation by calling
(606) 257-8408 or (606) 257-1742 and sending your check for $35, payable to
"University of Kentucky."  Mail to:

                    THE KING LIBRARY PRESS
                    University of Kentucky Libraries
                    Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Jim Birchfield / klijdb@UKCC.UKy.Edu / (606) 257-8408
Paul Holbrook / PEHolbr@UKCC.UKy.Edu / (606) 257-8408


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