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Artists' Books at the King Library Press



ANNE ANNINGER speaks on ARTISTS' BOOKS

        JANE GENTRY VANCE reads from A GARDEN IN KENTUCKY & other poems

                A POETRY PRINTING at the KING LIBRARY PRESS

                       Friday & Saturday, 19 - 20 April 1996

                            University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington

ANNE ANNINGER is Philip Hofer Curator of Printing & Graphic Arts at the
Houghton Library, Harvard University.  Her doctoral dissertation at Harvard
was on 16th-century Parisian book illustration, and she has authored exhibition
catalogs on French Renaissance illustration and on Spanish and Portuguese
books.  She has also published an account of the growth of the Harvard Library
collections and served as a vice-president of the American Printing History
Association.

Jane Gentry Vance is a writer who teaches both in the Department of English and
the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky.  Her recent volume of poems,
A GARDEN IN KENTUCKY, is now in its second printing at the LSU Press.  Her work
has appeared in HARVARD MAGAZINE, SOUTHERN POETRY REVIEW, THE SEWANNEEE REVIEW,
and THE AMERICAN VOICE.  She has participated in the Virginia Center for the
Creative Arts and also taken part at Yaddo.

SPRING SEMINAR IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AT THE KING LIBRARY PRESS

FRIDAY:  19 April 1996

7:30 p.m.   FREEDOM FROM CONVENTION VS. CONVENTIONAL FREEDOMS:
            NEW STRUCTURES IN CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS' BOOKS
            Anne Anninger
            in the Reading Room, Department of Special Collections
            --- Free & Open to All ---

SATURDAY:  20 April 1996

9:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast
            at The King Library Press, Department of Special Collections

10:00 a.m.  A Panel of Book Artists
            Anne Anninger, moderator
            in The Patterson Room, Department of Special Collections

11:00 a.m.  From A GARDEN IN KENTUCKY and other poems
            Jane Gentry Vance, poet

Noon        Lunch on your own . . .

2:00 p.m.   A Poetry Printing
            Dr. Paul Evans Holbrook & Jane Gentry Vance
            at The King Library Press, Department of Special Collections

4:00 p.m.   Workshop concludes

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SEMINAR IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AT

    T  h  e     K  i  n  g    L  i  b  r  a  r  y    P  r  e  s  s

A.  Friday's evening lecture is free and open to all.

B.  For the Saturday Workshop, there is a fee of $25.00.  All materials
are provided.  Reservations may be made by phone or mail, but payment must
be received by Wednesday, 17 April.  Send your check (payable to the
University of Kentucky) to:

                               THE KING LIBRARY PRESS
                               University of Kentucky Libraries
                               Lexington, KY 40506-0039

If you should have questions, please call (606) 257-8408 or send an internet
message to klijdb@xxxxxxxxxxxx

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     ARTISTS' BOOKS occupy a distinctive niche in the world of the arts and
the Book Arts.  They are not to be confused with illustrated books or even
livres d'artiste.
     Artists' Books are unique creations in which artists use the form of the
book as a point of departure for extraliterary, creative expression.  Many
display beautiful papers and the finest calligraphy, while others may have
no text at all -- showing bolts and nails or clockworks!  Some may display
the whimsy of the artist;  others may convey a concept of the physical
object as a vehicle for thought.
     Ingenious, provocative, highly finished or "in-the-rough," artists'
books bring together the bibliophile and the art collector in an appreciation
of the iconic and symbolic importance of the book in modern culture.


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