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[BKARTS] SFPL Exhbition at 40th California International Antiquarian Book Fair



SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY EXHIBITION

at the 40th California International Antiquarian Book Fair

 

Contemporary Calligraphy in the World of Books, an exhibition of
materials selected from the collections in the San Francisco Public
Library, is the featured exhibition at this year's California
International Antiquarian Book Fair. In the spotlight will be items
drawn from the Book Arts & Special Collections Center's Richard Harrison
Collection of Calligraphy & Lettering, a specialized subject collection
established in 1963, which focuses on contemporary lettering arts. On
display will be manuscript books, broadsides and prints by
internationally known calligraphers from the United States, England and
Europe, including Marie Angel, Georgianna Greenwood, Thomas Ingmire,
Donald Jackson, Suzanne Moore, John Stevens, Werner Schneider, Arne Wolf
and Hermann Zapf, among others.

 

Books and other materials from the Robert Grabhorn Collection on the
History of Printing and the Development of the Book (including Edward
Burne-Jones's copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer), the Schmulowitz Collection
of Wit and Humor, and the Little Maga/Zines Collection will also be on
display. The San Francisco History Center will participate as well,
offering selections from their book, manuscript and photograph
collections.

 

RELATED PROGRAM

Saturday, February 17, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

Calligraphy, the State of the Art, the State of the Craft

 

Three leading Bay Area lettering artists discuss the current trends and
practice of calligraphy, in an informal conversation.

 

Georgianna Greenwood (Berkeley, CA) studied calligraphy at both Reed
College, Portland, Oregon, and the Portland Museum of Art School. She
has been practicing her art and craft in Berkeley since 1964,
specializing in both original works and calligraphy for reproduction. A
founder of the Friends of Calligraphy, the Bay Area organization devoted
to the lettering arts, she has been influential on the local scene as
both teacher and mentor. She has also given workshops, lectures and
demonstrations in the United States, England and Germany.

 

Thomas Ingmire (San Francisco) was the first American to be elected a
Fellow of the prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators, London. A
vivid expression of the modern calligraphy movement, his work can be
found in public and private collections around the world; it is the
subject of Michael Gullick's Words of Risk: The Art of Thomas Ingmire
(1989) and codici 1: a teacher's notebook on modern calligraphy &
lettering art (2003). His teaching experience and influence extends
throughout the United States to Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan and
Hong Kong. 

 

Arne Wolf (Berkeley, CA) is Professor Emeritus of Art, California State
University at Hayward. He studied applied graphics and lettering at the
Academy of Fine & Applied Arts, Munich, before emigrating from Germany
to the United States. In addition to teaching for many years, in
Atlanta, Berkeley, and Toronto as well as in Hayward, he has
distinguished himself as a designer, calligrapher, painter and
printmaker. His works, including artists books, are in major collections
in the United States and abroad.

 

For more information about our collections, please visit our web site at
http://sfpl.org/librarylocations/main/bookarts/bookarts.htm; for the
Book Fair's site, go to http://www.labookfair.com/index.html.

 

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

apeavy@xxxxxxxx

http://sfpl.org/librarylocations/main/bookarts/bookarts.htm


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