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Workshop on book arts

From: Kristen Kern <kern>
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 1999
I am forwarding this information about the Whitman Symposium on
behalf of Barbara Tetenbaum, head of the Book Arts department at
Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon

The Future is the Book
Third Annual Summer Book Arts Workshop
Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
June 21-26, 1999

Gary Frost - Perennial Millennial:Return of Sewn Boards Bookbinding
Barbara Henry - Color Printing on the Letterpress

This summer's book arts symposium offers the unique opportunity to
study with two distinguished book arts practitioners: letterpress
printer/curator, Barbara Henry, and bookbinder/conservator, Gary
Frost, who each have an extensive knowledge of the history and
significance of the book and have evolved their craft to address
contemporary concerns. Participants will spend half of each day
constructing models of historic and contemporary book structures and
the other half day printing pages of a limited edition book.
Discussions and presentations will focus on the role that historic
binding and printing can play in securing a vital future for the
book in our society. To round out the event, Kevin McCoy, Prof. of
Multimedia Art at City College of New York, will introduce his
electronic multimedia presentation at the Hunter Conservatory at the
beginning of the week. Book arts practitioners/instructors Kathy
Kuehn and Barbara Tetenbaum will lead a final all-day book
production intensive in which participants will leave with a hand
bound letterpess-printed book.

Workshops: Perennial Millennial: Return of Sewn Boards Bookbinding
This session, conducted by Gary Frost, will investigate the advent
of the codex structure and examine the relevance of this invention
from late Antiquity to our present era identified with digital
communication. Participants will learn about this strange connection
as they produce both historical and futuristic models of this
timeless reading mode. Gary Frost is a book conservator who has
served on the faculties of library schools at Columbia and Texas
Universities and is the co-founder of BookLab.

Color Printing on the Letterpress This workshop, led by Barbara
Henry, is an introduction to letterpress printing including hands-on
experience in setting type and printing on a Vandercook proof press.
Participants will explore the potential of printing and layering
with color as flats, textures and images are combined in a sequence
of page spreads. Barbara Henry is the Director and Curator of Bowne
and Co., a working 19th century letterpress print shop located at
the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City. As a master
printer, Barbara Henry prints limited edition books researched and
designed to reflect the character of this historic collection.

Production Workshop: Producing a Limited Edition Artists' Book
Participants staying for the final day will gather to assemble a
limited edition artists' book. The pages for this book will be
designed and printed in Barbara Henry's workshop. Some additional
printing for the project will occur on Friday morning. The binding
will be based on a Gary Frost book structure. Barbara Tetenbaum and
Kathy Kuehn will lead this intensive production workshop. All those
who participate in this workshop will leave with a copy of the
completed edition. Kathy Kuehn and Barbara Tetenbaum are book arts
instructors at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, one of the only
schools in the country offering a BFA and Craft Certificate in Book

Monday: tours of campus, Walla Walla Foundry, Multimedia
demonstration, Ranch barbecue.
Tues. thru Thursday: Core program with Gary Frost and Barbara Henry
Friday: Production workshop

Workshop fees:
5-day Symposium package: $350
3-day Core program: $200
Friday Production workshop:$150
Monday only:$50

For a registration form and more detailed information, call the
Whitman College Summer Programs Office 509-527-5251 or respond to
this email (joebeets [at] concentric__net).

Kristen Kern
Preservation/Catalog Librarian
Portland State University Library
P O Box 1151
Portland, OR  97207
Fax: 503-725-5799

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:83
                  Distributed: Friday, April 30, 1999
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Received on Wednesday, 28 April, 1999

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