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Paper as Artist's Material - a lecture



The Paper Palette: paper as an artist's material
Mindell Dubansky, speaker

A free public lecture at the San Francisco Center for the Book
Saturday, November 13 at 7 pm

For almost two thousand years paper has been used by artists to create two-
and three-dimensional works of great beauty and permanence. The collections
of The Metropolitan Museum of Art illustrate the surprising uses of paper
through time and culture. In Europe, Asia, and the Islamic world, artists
and artisans have crafted paper, pulp and pasteboard into beautiful and
functional objects, some of which have taken the form of artists' and
printers' papers, oriental folding screens and scrolls, wallpaper and
three-dimensional wall decoration, paper filigree and papier mache
furniture, boxes and armor.

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Mindell gave this talk, unadvertised, for a small group at the Center in
the summer of 1997.  Our education director, Steve Woodall, thought it was
one of the most fascinating book arts lectures he'd ever seen and was
thrilled that we were able to book this lecture again. Anyone interested in
the artist's book or innovative paper forms should plan to attend, because
these historial treasures -- most of them buried in the basement of the Met
-- match or exceed any of the wilder explorations being done in book arts
today.

Mindell Dubansky is Associate Museum Librarian for Preservation at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and head of the book conservation
department. She is also a book artist who makes both unique and edition
books, and has lectured and taught at many institutions, including the
Metropolitan Museum, the Grolier Club, Paper and Book Intensive, and the
Penland School.


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The San Francisco Center for the Book
300 de Haro @ 16th - foot of Potrero Hill
San Francisco 94103

415 565 0545 / website: www.sfcb.org

gallery hours: monday - friday, 12 to 5 / some saturday mornings (please
call to confirm)

The San Francisco Center for the Book is where book arts happen every day.
Founded in 1996, the Center provides the expanding book arts community with
a home and a source for renewal and collaboration. Through public programs,
exhibitions, and classes, with resources of studio workshop and tools, the
Center encourages exploration of all arts of the visible word.

Pacific Center for the Book Arts / Handbookbinders of California
organizational members

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