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On Friday, November 5, 1999, the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers, The=
University of New Jersey, Newark, will host the Fifth Annual New Jersey B=
Arts Symposium. This year=92s symposium, Res Ipsa Loquitur: The Thing Spe=
aks For
Itself, will celebrate and criticize various kinds of historical and
contemporary books lacking verbal texts, wordless bookworks and book obje=

The morning program will consist of presentations by five New Jersey book=

artists and illustrators: John Schoenherr, Caldecott Award winning childr=
book illustrator, Ian schoenherr, children's book illustrator, John Ross,=
maker and co-author of numerous books on print-making, Anu Das, book arti=
st and
Suzannah B. Troy, painter and book artist; Kim Carr, Gallery Director at =
Mason Gross School of the Arts, will give a hands-on workshop on papermak=
and watermarks. Following the example of last year's collaborative creati=
on of
a one-of-a-kind artists' book, _What Is Life-Like?_, participants are
encouraged to make their own sheet of paper bearing the conference waterm=

The afternoon program will feature three papers on sub-genres of wordless=

books; Dennis Cate, Director of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum will sp=
eak on
wordless books in fin de siecle Paris, Constance Higham Vidor, librarian =
of the
Cathedral School of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, will speak on
wordless picture books, and Barbara Henry, Curator of Bowne & Co, Station=
Southstreet Seaport Museum, will present on the graphic art of Lynd Ward.=

As always, following a q and a tables will be available for everyone who =
to share bookwork with others. This, our Book Artists=92 Jam, will be hel=
concurrently with a reception for this year=92s book arts exhibition in
the John Cotton Dana Library Gallery.

All interested are encouraged to see the online registration form at
http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rulib/spcol/bookarts/registration.htm. F=
more information see the New Jersey Book Arts Symposium website,
http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rulib/spcol/bookarts/intro.htm, or conta=
either Michael Joseph (mjoseph@rci.rutgers.edu) or Lynn Mullins

Michael Joseph

--- End of forwarded mail from Ken Kuehl <kuehl@rci.rutgers.edu>

-- =

Michael Joseph
   Rare Book and Jerseyana Catalog Librarian
      Rutgers University Libraries
        Technical and Automated Services
        P.O. Box 1350
        Piscataway, New Jersey 08855-1350       =

                voice: 732-445-5904
                email: mjoseph@rci.rutgers.edu
                fax :  732-445-5888



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