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Foggy fun in San Francisco



The San Francisco Center for the Book
has just updated July & August 1999's calendar
at our our website, with all classes, exhibitions, lectures, for "summer". . .

Be sure to bring a sweater! It's been very foggy.

http://www.sfcb.org

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Please mark your calendars for two insightful lectures,
both at the San Francisco Center for the Book
300 de Haro - 415 565 0545

Friday, August 6, at 7 pm - free
"TAO OF BOOKMAKING."

Irene Chan discusses how the principles of making and participatory revelation
all come into play in her delightful artist's books, using many techniques of
photoprintmaking, papermaking, and interactive sculpture, with the end of the
process resulting in the physical artwork.

Currently in residence at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts,
Irene Chan is Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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Friday, August 27, 7 pm - free gallery talk
"Gauguin's Printmaking Secrets"

Karl Kasten will reveal a fascinating story of how he tracked
down Paul Gauguin's long-lost printmaking process from the turn of the century.
During this fascinating story of printmaking and sleuthing,
Kasten will debut Gauguin's monoprint technique,
while the Center reveals a limited edition artist's book
designed around Kasten's charming illustrations using the Gauguin technique.

Karl Kasten, U.C. Berkeley Professor Emeritus,
a leading printmaker of his generation in the Bay Area and the subject of
"BREAKING TYPE: THE ART OF KARL KASTEN" the most comprehensive
exhibition to date of Kasten's prints and handmade books.
Kasten originated many experimental printmaking techniques,
established the printmaking workshop at U.C. Berkeley,
and mounted a persuasive argument to elevate printmaking
to fine arts status, a parallel argument found in book arts today.


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