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APHA Conference announcement



                       24TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
                AMERICAN PRINTING HISTORY ASSOCIATION

          "A Century of Book Design in Europe and America:
                Printing, Practitioners, and Presses"

                         22-24 October 1999

                         The Grolier Club
                         47 East 60th Street
                         New York City


The American Printing History Association in this last year of the
twentieth century devotes its annual conference to a retrospective
assessment of fine printing from the entire century. The centennial
exhibition on printing ("A Century for the Century") now on display at the
Grolier Club in New York will provide the appropriate background and focus
for our conference. One hundred printed books, from majestic folios
hand-printed on fine paper to smaller, commercial volumes, will be
displayed side by side in order to demonstrate the wide and varied range
of printing. The change from handset metal type to modern printing
technology, which developed throughout the period, has necessarily brought
sweeping changes in book production.

Our format this year will be a departure from the usual. The half-century
before the Second World War, and the last half-century will be treated
separately, in morning and afternoon sessions. Each session will begin
with a lecture consisting of an overview of fifty years, followed by two
speakers who will focus either on specific works or presses from the
particular half-century.

On-site visits to several venues will round out the conference, which we
expect to be one of our most successful. APHA itself is a quarter-century
old. We look forward to seeing you in New York as we celebrate the
culmination of one hundred years of fine printing.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held in the Exhibition Room of
the Grolier Club.

Friday, October 22, 1999

        6:00-7:30 PM    Opening Reception


Saturday, October 23, 1999

        Morning Session

        9:00 AM         Coffee / Registration

        9:30-9:45 AM    Welcome
                        William T. Buice, III, President, Grolier Club
                        & Anne Anninger, President, APHA

        9:45-10:30 AM   "The Ivory Tower as Seen from the Shop Floor:
                        A Printer Looks at Fine Printing, 1900-1949"
                        John G. Kristensen, The Firefly Press

        10:30-11:00 AM  Break

        11:00-11:45 AM  "A Noble Piece of Printing: Daniel Berkeley
                        Updike's Tacitus"
                        Nancy Finlay, Curator of Graphics, The
                        Connecticut Historical Society

        11:45-12:30 PM  "Giovanni Mardersteig and I Centro Amici del
                        Libro: A Very Exclusive Italian Book Club
                        Founded in 1939"
                        Martino Mardersteig, Stamperia Valdonega


        [12:30-2:00 PM  Lunch on one's own]


        Afternoon Session

        2:00-2:45 PM    "The Second Revival: Fine Printing Since
                        World War II"
                        Kenneth Auchincloss

        2:45-3:30 PM    "The Rampant Lions Press at Fifty:
                        Retrospectus and Prospectus"
                        Sebastian Carter, The Rampant Lions Press

        3:30-4:00 PM    Break

        4:00-4:45 PM    "William Blake and the Trianon Press:
                        A Melding of Book Arts Traditions"
                        Carol P. Grossman, Four Rivers Books Ltd.

        5:00-7:00 PM    Reception


Sunday, October 24, 1999

        10:30-12:00 PM  Special viewing of an exhibition commemorating
                        the 450th anniversary of the Book of Common
                        Prayer, at General Theological Seminary,
                        75 Ninth Avenue (between 20th & 21st St.)

                        Curator Isaac Gewirtz will welcome visitors to
                        the exhibition, entitled "But One Use." Visitors
                        will also be able to view the Seminary's beautiful
                        quadrangle or "Close," designed by Charles
                        Coolidge Haight, a leader in the American Gothic
                        Revival movement. Open to all, but please check
                        box on registration form.


        [*THE FOLLOWING SEMINAR IS 'SOLD OUT'--NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS
        WILL BE ACCEPTED*]

        1:00-2:30 PM    Seminar at the Pierpont Morgan Library, 29 East
                        36th Street, West Conference Room

                        John Bidwell, Astor Curator of Printed Books and
                        Bindings, will show examples of contemporary
                        book design in the Morgan Library, including
                        several of the "century" books discussed at the
                        conference and displayed in the Grolier Club
                        exhibition. Limited to 25.


REGISTRATION

Due to space limitations at the Grolier Club, ATTENDANCE AT THE CONFERENCE
IS LIMITED TO 140. Registrations will be accepted in the order of receipt.
Please register early to avoid disappointment.


                Name            ______________________________

                Address         ______________________________

                City            ______________________________

                State & Zip     ______________________________

                Telephone       ______________________________

                E-mail          ______________________________

                Institutional
                Affiliation     ______________________________


        Please check appropriate boxes for registration and the optional
        Sunday visit at the General Theological Seminary.

                _____   I wish to attend the optional Sunday morning
                        special viewing of the exhibition at the
                        General Theological Seminary (open to all).

                [REGISTRATION FOR THE MORGAN LIBRARY EVENT IS CLOSED]


        Registration fee:

                _____   $60 for APHA member

                _____   $70 for non-member


MEMBERSHIP

If you are not already a member of APHA, you can join now. Just check the
appropriate box below and ENCLOSE A SEPARATE CHECK FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP
DUES. New members joining at this time will receive the member's discount
for conference registration.

                              DUES ENCLOSED

                _____   Individual membership, $40/year

                _____   Institutional membership, $50/year

                _____   Contributing membership, $75/year

                _____   Student membership, $15/year

                _____   Foreign individual membership, $45/year

                _____   Foreign institutional membership, $55/year


                        CHAPTER DUES ENCLOSED

                _____   Chesapeake, $10/year

                _____   New England, $10/year

                _____   New York, $15/year

                _____   Southeastern, $10/year

                _____   Southern California, $15/year

                _____   Northern California, $15/year


                Foreign members please remit through U.S. banks or
                by International Money Order in U.S. dollars.


Please mail this form and your check(s) or money order(s) payable to APHA:
                [PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR REPLY FUNCTION]

                        APHA
                        P.O. Box 4922
                        Grand Central Station
                        New York, NY 10163-4922

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