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[BKARTS] Book Design Exhibit and Lecture



Fifty award winning books and twenty outstanding dust jackets from the
2002 Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and
Journal Show will be on display at Cushing Memorial Library and
Archives, Texas A&M University, beginning March 24.
This annual AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show recognizes excellence in
design and production by its 121 member presses.  The exhibit offers
anyone interested in books an extraordinary opportunity to handle,
compare, and appreciate fine examples of the art and standards of
bookmaking.  A selection of recent and award winning books published by
Texas A&M University Press will also be featured in the exhibit, which
is sponsored by the Press and the University Libraries.

Judges for this competition include distinguished designers and art
professionals from the Rhode Island School of Design, Harry N. Abrams,
Inc., and Harper Collins.  As always, the exhibit offers an inspiring
representation of both traditional and innovative design and an
excellent source of instruction in the high standards of bookmaking by
scholarly publishers.

In conjunction with the exhibit, a lecture will be presented on March
31, at 4:00 p.m. in the Mayo-Thomas Room of the Cushing Memorial
Library, focusing on the continuing importance of design and production
standards in an era of rapidly changing publishing technologies.  This
lecture is also sponsored by Texas A&M University Press and the
University Libraries, in association with the Center for Humanities
Research and the Friends of the Sterling C. Evans Library.
The featured speaker will be Peter J. Givler, Executive Director of the
Association of American University Presses.  Givler is a veteran of both
textbook and academic publishing and the former director of Ohio State
University Press.  He currently serves on many national boards and
committees that focus on the changing nature of publishing and scholarly
communication.

A reception will follow the lecture. The exhibit will run through April
18. The Cushing Library is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and most Saturdays from 9:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.  For more
information, call Texas A&M Press at 458-3980 or Cushing Memorial
Library at 845-1951.

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