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Decorated Book: Continuing a Tradition Dec. 2nd-Philadelphia

  • 1.  Decorated Book: Continuing a Tradition Dec. 2nd-Philadelphia

    Posted Nov 08, 2011 09:21 AM

    Please share this upcoming symposium with anyone who may be interested at the
    Athenaeum of Philadelphia / fee $20 or free (see website) --Best regards KarenW


    Symposium Registration

    "The Decorated Book : Continuing a Tradition"

    The Roger W. Moss Symposium

    "The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is a library and museum founded in 1814. Its
    legacy collections, surviving from the 19th and early 20th centuries, include
    rich holdings in the designed bindings which provide inspiration to contemporary
    book artists. Arts and Crafts Movement artists, such as Margaret Armstrong, the
    studio of the Decorative Designers, and others, represent the depth of the
    Athenaeum collections for decorated commercial bindings. This symposium, created
    to accompany the "Decorated Book" exhibition, will provide a context for both
    today's and yesterday's approach to the art of the book."

    Friday, December 2, 2011
    Registration at 12:00pm
    Program begins at 1:00pm
    Reception and exhibition opening to follow

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    219 S. Sixth St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Registration is required. Free for Athenaeum Members, students and staff members
    of non-profit institutions.

    Contact Susan Gallo at 215-925-2688 or sgallo@PhilaAthenaeum.org to register.
    All others $20. You may pay below. (see website)

    Richard Minsky: The Art of American Book Covers, 1875-1930

    "Richard Minsky, the recipient of the 2011 Worldwide Books Award for
    Publications from the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), is a
    book artist himself and the Founder and former Chairman of the Center for Book
    Arts, an independent not-for-profit organization in New York City. Mr. Minsky
    is the author of several books regarding the American decorated book at the
    turn of the 20th century, including The Art of American Book Covers 1875-1930
    which will be available at the reception. "

    "Barbara Hebard: North Bennet Street School Bookbinding: Building on Tradition
    to Produce Craft of the Future "

    "In 2011 Barbara Adams Hebard received the Distinguished Alumni Award from North
    Bennet Street School. After graduating in 1990 from NBSS, she became
    Conservator at the Boston Athenaeum, where she also completed a study of the
    role of women in the Athenaeum. In 2009 she joined the John J. Burns Library at
    Boston College as Conservator. Active in the Guild of Book Workers, Ms. Hebard
    has also curated such exhibitions as "Inspired Design: The Mentoring Stamp," for
    the Smith College Book Arts Gallery. "

    Susan J. Isaacs, Ph. D.: Deconstructed and Constructed: The Contemporary Book

    "Dr. J. Susan Isaacs is Curator of Special Projects of the Delaware Center for
    the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, and Professor of Art History/Curator
    for the Center for the Arts and zman Galleries, Towson University, MD. Dr.
    Isaacs will discuss books as hand-made objects, deconstructed objects,
    installations, decorations, in the 20th and 21st centuries. "

    Exhibition and symposium generously supported by The Barra Foundation

    If you are an Athenaeum Member, student or staff member of a non-profit
    institution, do not use this form to register.

    Contact Susan Gallo at 215-925-2688 or sgallo@PhilaAthenaeum.org


    Karen Weaver, MLS Electronic Resources Statistician, Collection Management, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library, Pittsburgh PA email: weaverk@duq.edu / Gmail: melvil4u@gmail.com  

    -Member, ALA Library History Round Table (LHRT) Membership & Outreach Committee (MOC)