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[BKARTS] Freshest Advices: February 2004



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Rare Book School: FRESHEST ADVICES February 2004

JAPANESE
ILLUSTRATED
BOOKS
RBS is pleased to announce a new course, to run in Baltimore from 12-16 July 2004 at (and co-sponsored by) the Walters Art Museum:
I-85. Japanese Illustrated Books, 1615-1868
Ellis Tinios
Commercial publishing flourished in Japan in the Tokugawa period (1615-1868). Book illustration came into its own in Japan by the closing decades of the c17. At first, the illustrations were printed in black only; color printing from multiple blocks was fully mastered by 1760. Thereafter color was commonly used in book production, although books with line only illustrations continued to be produced in large numbers to the end of the period. The success of these book illustrations depended upon the close collaboration of artists, copyists, blockcutters and printers under the supervision of publishers responsive to the demands of the market. This course provides an introduction to illustrated books and prints produced in Japan, 1615-1868. Topics to be covered include: overview of the history of the period; the physical characteristics of Japanese books and their modes of production and distribution (publishers, booksellers & book-lenders, readers, marketing); the major categories of Japanese illustrated books (painting manuals, copy books, picture books without words, poetry anthologies, novels, topographical studies, botanical surveys, erotica); books illustrated by artists of the Ukiyo-e, Nanga, Kanô and Maruyama-Shijô schools; the impact of imported Chinese books on Japanese book production; the development of single-sheet woodblock prints in the context of the history of the Japanese illustrated book; issues related to conserving, cataloging, and describing Japanese books. The course will combine daily lectures and discussions with hands-on sessions in which the class will have the opportunity to examine both books and prints. In their personal statement, students should describe any previous background they have had in the field; no previous knowledge of Japanese art or history is expected of those who apply for admission to this course.
Ellis Tinios is Honorary Lecturer in the School of History, University of Leeds; Research Associate at the Japan Research Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; and special assistant to the Japanese Section of the Department of Asia, British Museum. He is the author of Mirror of the Stage: The Actor Prints of Kunisada (1996), On the Margins of the City: Recreation on the Periphery of Edo with Paul Waley (1999) and Kawamura Bumpô: Artist of the Two Worlds (2003); and he is a contributor to Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints in the Anne van Biema Collection (2002).
Applications for this new RBS course will be received in the usual way; for further information, consult the RBS Web site at: http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/rbs/app.html


DELMAS FELLOWSHIPS IN
PALEOGRAPHY and CODICOLOGY
The Trustees of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation have approved a $15,000 grant to support fellowships at RBS in medieval codicology and paleography. The first group of Delmas Fellowships will be awarded to students attending Albert Derolez's courses in RBS this summer: M-20: Introduction to Codicology (2-6 August) and M-40: Introduction to Latin Paleography (26-30 July). Watch the Fellowships page of the RBS Web site for details, which will be announced before the end of February.


2004 RBS
E. Ph. GOLDSCHMIDT
FELLOWSHIP
RBS is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Hudson, a senior at Duke University, as its 2004 E. Ph. Goldschmidt Fellow. During the RBS summer sessions, Goldschmidt Fellows attend a course and work as a program staff member. For more information about Sara Hudson and the Goldschmidt Fellowship, visit
http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/misc/misc.html


FORTHCOMING EVENING LECTURES
Atkinson. Monday 1 March 2004. Andrew Atkinson (The Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England): ?The Search for the Permanent Photograph: The Woodburytype & c19 Printing.? {RBS lecture no. 472}. Location: 116 Alderman Library.
Bryan. Monday 8 March 2004. Charles F. Bryan, Jr (President and CEO, Virginia Historical Society): ?The Myth of the American Historical Ignoramus.? {473}. Location to be announced.
Howes. Thursday 11 March 2004. Justin Howes (Curator, The Type Museum, London): ?Typographical Monstrosities: from Sanserifs to the Euro.? {474}. Location to be announced.
All lectures will begin at 6 pm, and followed by a reception. All are welcome.



Terry Belanger : University Professor : University of Virginia : Rare Book School : 114 Alderman Library : Charlottesville, VA 22903 : Telephone 434/924-8851 fax 434/924-8824 email belanger@xxxxxxxxxxxx : URL <http://www.rarebookschool.org>


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