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[BKARTS] Printing in the Shadow of Aldus--SFPL's Book Arts & Special Collections Holiday Lecture



The San Francisco Public Library Presents The Book Arts & Special
Collections Center's Annual Holiday Lecture

 

PRINTING IN THE SHADOW OF ALDUS: THE MAKING OF A FINE PRESS BOOK IN 21ST
CENTURY VENICE

A symposium in celebration of Joseph Brodsky's Watermark: A Memoir of
Venice, with Photographs by Robert Morgan

 

The speakers are:

 

Peter Rutledge Koch, artist, printer, writer, and publisher of fine
editions and artist books. Mr. Koch will show slides and talk about the
grand adventure of printing Watermark in Venice in collaboration with an
international cast of distinguished printers, artists, and artisans.

 

Sandro Berra, Executive Coordinator of the Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione
and graphic designer will talk about the Tipoteca Italiana type and
printing museum in Cornuda, Italy, and their involvement in the printing
of Watermark. Mr. Berra will address what's behind this collaboration:
The idea and practice of keeping alive contemporary "humanism."

 

Jonathan Aaron teaches writing and literature at Emerson College in
Boston. He's currently the Margaret Bundy Scott Visiting Professor of
English at Williams College. He is the author of three books of poetry,
the latest being Journey to the Lost City, published by Ausable Press in
2006. Mr. Aaron will talk about Joseph Brodsky, Venice, and the writing
of Watermark.

 

The symposium will be held in the Main Library's Koret Auditorium, Lower
Level, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2007. A reception
will follow from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. in the Skylight Gallery on the 6th
Floor of the Main Library, where visitors will be able to view the
current exhibition by the Hand Bookbinders of California. A PDF of the
announcement designed by Peter Koch is attached.

 

The program is co-sponsored by The Book Arts & Special Collections
Center, The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, The Book Club
of California, and The Codex Foundation. All events at SFPL are free and
open to the public. For more information, please contact the Center at
415.557.4560.

 

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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

 

Coming December 8-

 

Printing in the Shadow of Aldus: The Making of a Fine Press Book in 21st
Century Venice. A symposium in celebration of Joseph Brodsky's
Watermark: A Memoir of Venice, with photographs by Robert Morgan.
Saturday, December 8, 2007, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Koret Auditorium,
Lower Level, Main Library. A reception will follow in the Skylight
Gallery, 6th Floor, Main Library. Panelists include Peter Koch, noted
Bay Area printer and publisher of fine editions, Sandro Berra, Executive
Coordinator of , the Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione, Cornuda, Italy, and
Jonathan Aaron, poet and teacher of writing and literature at Emerson
College, Boston.

 

Through December 31-

 

The Hand Bookbinders of California celebrate their 35th anniversary with
an exhibition of members' hand-bound books in the Skylight Gallery on
the sixth floor of the San Francisco Main Library. The exhibition runs
through December 31. The show features designs ranging from the
traditional to the unexpected and includes fine gold-tooled leather
bindings and avant-garde artists' books. Membership in HBC is open to
anyone with an interest in books and bookbinding. HBC meets monthly from
September to June, sponsors workshops and classes in traditional
bookbinding, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Gold Leaf. For
more information, write HBC at POB 193216, San Francisco, CA 94119.

 


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