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[BKARTS] Call for Papers (updated): "Picture This: The Art and Technique of Illustration: APHA conference, 1 October 2004 at the University of Delaware

This is being sent for someone who is not on the list. Please excuse cross-posting. This is an updated Call for Papers. (We ask that submitters please be specific and provide titles for their proposed papers.). It promises to be a really neat conference--coinciding with this year's Oak Knoll Fest, no-less! PWR


'Picture This: The Art and Technique of Illustration"

American Printing History Association Annual Conference
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
30 September ­ 1 October 2004

For its 28th annual conference, to be held at the University of Delaware, the
American Printing History Association (APHA) seeks papers which fit into the
rubric of "The Art and Technique of Illustration." Illustration may be defined
broadly as the printed reproduction of pictorial matter. Especially welcome
are submissions which deal with the methods and techniques of illustration,
such as woodcut, engraving, etching, lithography, photography, and digital
imaging. We also encourage papers relating to publishing and printing of
illustrations and to illustrators. There are no geographical or chronological
limitations, and subjects of papers may be national or regional in scope, biographical,
analytical, technical, or bibliographical in nature. We seek proposals that use
new methods of study or interpretation, that benefit from newly available
primary sources, or that treat overlooked or forgotten persons, techniques, or
design elements.

Speakers need not be academics, and we welcome participation by illustrators,
printers, artists, design professionals, and other practitioners in the book
arts, as well as librarians, curators, independent scholars, and collectors.
All papers are limited strictly to a reading time of twenty minutes.

Proposals, which must include the title of the presentation, a brief
description, and contact information, should be sent to:

Mark Samuels Lasner
Vice-President for Programs
P.O. Box 4519,
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
e-mail programs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Deadline for submission of proposals is 1 May 2004.

The conference, hosted by the University of Delaware Library, will include an
address by featured speaker, publisher and book historian David Godine
(sponsored by the University of Delaware Library Associates); the opening of a major
exhibition of the work of John De Pol; and a tour of the Raven Press, a
recently-established letterpress at the University of Delaware. APHA has scheduled
the conference to allow attendees to go to Oak Knoll Fest (Saturday and
Sunday, 2 and 3 October, in nearby New Castle, DE), which will include panel
discussions on illustration.

Apart from its conference, APHA supports research and scholarship through its
journal "Printing History," publications, an oral history project, and a
fellowship program. The association, founded in 1974, encourages the preservation
of printing artifacts and source materials for printing history. It recognizes
achievement in the field through Individual and Institutional Awards and by
means of the J. Ben Lieberman Lecture given each year at a different
institution by a distinguished figure in printing history or the book arts. These events
are supplemented by the activities of regional chapters, which sponsor
lectures, field trips, and other opportunities to meet fellow members.

Additional information, including a membership form, may be found at

Mark Samuels Lasner
Senior Research Fellow
University of Delaware Library
Tel. (302) 831-3250

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