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THE FUTURE IS THE BOOK: Third Annual Summer Book Arts Workshop, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.



THE FUTURE IS THE BOOK
Third Annual Summer Book Arts Workshop
Perennial Millennial:Return of Sewn Boards Bookbinding (Gary Frost)
& Color Printing on the Letterpress (Barbara Henry)

June 21-26, 1999 :: Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

For a registration form and more detailed information, call the Whitman
College Summer Programs Office (509)527-5251 or respond to this email
(joebeets@concentric.net).

This summer's book arts symposium offers the unique opportunity to study
with two distinguished book arts practitioners: letterpress
printer/curator, Barbara Henry, and bookbinder/conservator, Gary Frost, who
each have an extensive knowledge of the history and significance of the
book and have evolved their craft to address contemporary concerns.
Participants will spend half of each day constructing models of historic
and contemporary book structures and the other half day printing pages of a
limited edition book. Discussions and presentations will focus on the role
that historic binding and printing can play in securing a vital future for
the book in our society. To round out the event, Kevin McCoy, Prof. of
Multimedia Art at City College of New York, will introduce his electronic
multimedia presentation at the Hunter Conservatory at the beginning of the
week. Book arts practitioners/instructors Kathy Kuehn and Barbara Tetenbaum
will lead a final all-day book production intensive in which participants
will leave with a hand bound letterpess-printed book.

Workshops: Perennial Millennial: Return of Sewn Boards Bookbinding This
session, conducted by Gary Frost, will investigate the advent of the codex
structure and examine the relevance of this invention from late Antiquity
to our present era identified with digital communication. Participants will
learn about this strange connection as they produce both historical and
futuristic models of this timeless reading mode. Gary Frost is a book
conservator who has served on the faculties of library schools at Columbia
and Texas Universities and is the co-founder of BookLab.

Color Printing on the Letterpress This workshop, led by Barbara Henry, is
an introduction to letteress printing including hands-on experience in
setting type and printing on a Vandercook proof press. Participants will
explore the potential of printing and layering with color as flats,
textures and images are combined in a sequence of page spreads. Barbara
Henry is the Director and Curator of Bowne and Co., a working 19th century
letterpress print shop located at the South Street Seaport Museum in New
York City. As a master printer, Barbara Henry prints limited edition books
researched and designed to reflect the character of this historic collection.

Production Workshop: Producing a Limited Edition Artists' Book Participants
staying for the final day will gather to assemble a limited edition
artists' book. The pages for this book will be designed and printed in
Barbara Henry's workshop. Some additional printing for the project will
occur on Friday morning. The binding will be based on a Gary Frost book
structure. Barbara Tetenbaum and Kathy Kuehn will lead this intensive
production workshop. All those who participate in this workshop will leave
with a copy of the completed edition. Kathy Kuehn and Barbara Tetenbaum are
book arts instructors at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, one of the
only schools in the country offering a BFA and Craft Certificate in Book Arts.

Schedule: Monday: tours of campus, Walla Walla Foundry, Multimedia
demonstration, Ranch barbecue. Tues. thru Thursday: Core program with Gary
Frost and Barbara Henry Friday: Production workshop

Workshop fees:
5-day Symposium package: $350
3-day Core program: $200
Friday Production workshop:$150
Monday only:$50

For a registration form and more detailed information, call the Whitman
College Summer Programs Office (509)527-5251 or respond to this email
(joebeets@concentric.net).


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