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[BKARTS] Dutch Book Typography lecture (APHA-NY 5/2/2007)--hold the date

[Please excuse cross-posting. Note that in addition to this event, APHA-NY is also planning a documentary film festival on local printers. pwr]


May 2, 2007 at 6 pm -- APHA-NY
Boeken! Dutch Book Typography, 1907-2007
A lecture by Mathieu Lommen 
Columbia University, 435 W 114th Street, Butler Library, Room 523. 6 p.m.

In this illustrated survey of classical Dutch book and type design from Art Nouveau to the digital era, Mathieu Lommen traces the various trends during that time: from books inspired by William Morris and the Arts & Crafts aesthetic to the influence of programmatic modernism after World War II and beyond to the rediscovery of microtypographic refinements in recent years. Some of the designers whose work will be highlighted include Jan van Krimpen, Harry N. Sierman, Bram de Does and the type designers of The Hague Academy.

Mathieu Lommen is curator at the Special Collections Library, University of Amsterdam. He is an editor of the scholarly journal Quaerendo and co-author of many books, including several in English: Dutch typefounders' specimens (1998), Bram de Does: Typographer & Type Designer (2003), and Sem Hartz and the making of Linotype Juliana (2006). 

Co-sponsored by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University; New York Chapter of the American Printing History Association; and the Type Directors Club. Free and open to the public.


Upcoming in late May 2007: a documentary film festival on regional printers...stay tuned for details to follow shortly.

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