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APHA Conference announcement
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- Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 19:31:08 -0400
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24TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
AMERICAN PRINTING HISTORY ASSOCIATION
"A Century of Book Design in Europe and America:
Printing, Practitioners, and Presses"
22-24 October 1999
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York City
The American Printing History Association in this last year of the
twentieth century devotes its annual conference to a retrospective
assessment of fine printing from the entire century. The centennial
exhibition on printing ("A Century for the Century") now on display at the
Grolier Club in New York will provide the appropriate background and focus
for our conference. One hundred printed books, from majestic folios
hand-printed on fine paper to smaller, commercial volumes, will be
displayed side by side in order to demonstrate the wide and varied range
of printing. The change from handset metal type to modern printing
technology, which developed throughout the period, has necessarily brought
sweeping changes in book production.
Our format this year will be a departure from the usual. The half-century
before the Second World War, and the last half-century will be treated
separately, in morning and afternoon sessions. Each session will begin
with a lecture consisting of an overview of fifty years, followed by two
speakers who will focus either on specific works or presses from the
On-site visits to several venues will round out the conference, which we
expect to be one of our most successful. APHA itself is a quarter-century
old. We look forward to seeing you in New York as we celebrate the
culmination of one hundred years of fine printing.
Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held in the Exhibition Room of
the Grolier Club.
Friday, October 22, 1999
6:00-7:30 PM Opening Reception
Saturday, October 23, 1999
9:00 AM Coffee / Registration
9:30-9:45 AM Welcome
William T. Buice, III, President, Grolier Club
& Anne Anninger, President, APHA
9:45-10:30 AM "The Ivory Tower as Seen from the Shop Floor:
A Printer Looks at Fine Printing, 1900-1949"
John G. Kristensen, The Firefly Press
10:30-11:00 AM Break
11:00-11:45 AM "A Noble Piece of Printing: Daniel Berkeley
Nancy Finlay, Curator of Graphics, The
Connecticut Historical Society
11:45-12:30 PM "Giovanni Mardersteig and I Centro Amici del
Libro: A Very Exclusive Italian Book Club
Founded in 1939"
Martino Mardersteig, Stamperia Valdonega
[12:30-2:00 PM Lunch on one's own]
2:00-2:45 PM "The Second Revival: Fine Printing Since
World War II"
2:45-3:30 PM "The Rampant Lions Press at Fifty:
Retrospectus and Prospectus"
Sebastian Carter, The Rampant Lions Press
3:30-4:00 PM Break
4:00-4:45 PM "William Blake and the Trianon Press:
A Melding of Book Arts Traditions"
Carol P. Grossman, Four Rivers Books Ltd.
5:00-7:00 PM Reception
Sunday, October 24, 1999
10:30-12:00 PM Special viewing of an exhibition commemorating
the 450th anniversary of the Book of Common
Prayer, at General Theological Seminary,
75 Ninth Avenue (between 20th & 21st St.)
Curator Isaac Gewirtz will welcome visitors to
the exhibition, entitled "But One Use." Visitors
will also be able to view the Seminary's beautiful
quadrangle or "Close," designed by Charles
Coolidge Haight, a leader in the American Gothic
Revival movement. Open to all, but please check
box on registration form.
[*THE FOLLOWING SEMINAR IS 'SOLD OUT'--NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS
WILL BE ACCEPTED*]
1:00-2:30 PM Seminar at the Pierpont Morgan Library, 29 East
36th Street, West Conference Room
John Bidwell, Astor Curator of Printed Books and
Bindings, will show examples of contemporary
book design in the Morgan Library, including
several of the "century" books discussed at the
conference and displayed in the Grolier Club
exhibition. Limited to 25.
Due to space limitations at the Grolier Club, ATTENDANCE AT THE CONFERENCE
IS LIMITED TO 140. Registrations will be accepted in the order of receipt.
Please register early to avoid disappointment.
State & Zip ______________________________
Please check appropriate boxes for registration and the optional
Sunday visit at the General Theological Seminary.
_____ I wish to attend the optional Sunday morning
special viewing of the exhibition at the
General Theological Seminary (open to all).
[REGISTRATION FOR THE MORGAN LIBRARY EVENT IS CLOSED]
_____ $60 for APHA member
_____ $70 for non-member
If you are not already a member of APHA, you can join now. Just check the
appropriate box below and ENCLOSE A SEPARATE CHECK FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP
DUES. New members joining at this time will receive the member's discount
for conference registration.
_____ Individual membership, $40/year
_____ Institutional membership, $50/year
_____ Contributing membership, $75/year
_____ Student membership, $15/year
_____ Foreign individual membership, $45/year
_____ Foreign institutional membership, $55/year
CHAPTER DUES ENCLOSED
_____ Chesapeake, $10/year
_____ New England, $10/year
_____ New York, $15/year
_____ Southeastern, $10/year
_____ Southern California, $15/year
_____ Northern California, $15/year
Foreign members please remit through U.S. banks or
by International Money Order in U.S. dollars.
Please mail this form and your check(s) or money order(s) payable to APHA:
[PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR REPLY FUNCTION]
P.O. Box 4922
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163-4922
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