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[BKARTS] Paul Elder & Company at the SFPL



Don't miss our upcoming exhibit & lectures at the Book Arts & Special
Collections Center at the San Francisco Public Library:

 

The Best in Books and Art: Paul Elder & Company, 1898-1968

 

"The Best in Books and Art" surveys the career and publications of Paul
Elder (1872-1948), for fifty years the proprietor of perhaps the
best-known bookstore in San Francisco. Over a twenty-year span beginning
in 1898 he also published almost 400 books, many of which are still held
as standards of quality in typography and artistry. Elder embraced the
emerging American Arts & Crafts movement, and included almost all forms
of Arts & Crafts artistic expression in a series of memorable
bookstores. Many San Franciscans will remember the last store, run by
Elder's son Paul Jr. until the company closed its doors in 1968. On
display will be many of Elder's most significant publications,
rarely-seen photographs of his shops and memorabilia.

Exhibition: January 17 through March 21, 2004,
Main Library, Sixth Floor, Skylight Gallery



Related Program: "A Tour of Paul Elder's Bookstores" - slide lecture
with curator David Mostardi in conjunction with the Library exhibition,
"The Best in Books and Art: Paul Elder & Company." 
Saturday, January 17, 2004, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.,
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium 



Reception: Saturday, January 17, 2004 Following Program
Main Library, Sixth Floor, Skylight Gallery



Related Lecture: Lecture with Gray Brechin "The Far Shores of Utopia:
The Craftsman Movement Reaches the Bay Area"
Wednesday, February 18, 2004

 

This exhibition was organized by David Mostardi and is presented by The
Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center.
Sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.



Information on current and upcoming exhibitions at the Book Arts &
Special Collections Center may be found at
http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/news/exhibitions.htm.

Information on other current and upcoming events at the Center may be
found at http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/news/exhibitions.htm.

 

Asa Peavy, Program Manager

Marjorie G. & Carl W. Stern Book

Arts & Special Collections Center

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

T: 415.557.4560

F: 415.437.4849

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