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[BKARTS] Letterpress II with Barbara Henry

Letterpress II: Printing a Fine Press Edition from Type
with Barbara Henry
The Center for Book Arts
May 9th through the 13th

2005 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Walt Whitman's Leaves
of Grass. To celebrate, we're going to do something Whitmanesque. So as not
to be encumbered during a long walk, Walt used to tear out the pages of a book
he wanted to read and stuff them into his pocket. To save his own heavy book from mutilation, we're going to
print a part of it letterpress, as Walt was trained to do, in portable pamphlet form. Take a
walk back 150 years and get to know Walt, and letterpress, a little better.

Learn the traditional art of fine printing as we set a chapbook in type and
print an edition.Designing, type handling (from purchase to printing and distribution), 
paper and inks will be discussed, as well as the adjustment and operation of the
Vandercook Proof Press.  Learn the difference between foundry type and
monotype- and between type and polymer.

May 9 -13, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm  Barbara Henry  $450 for members/
$475 for non members.

This is going to be an exciting, challenging class. Barbara is willing to
take beginners as well as those with more experience.

Call the Center for more info at 212-481-0295
Or register online at


The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to the preservation of the traditional
of bookmaking, as well as encouraging contemporary interpretations of the
book as an art object.   Founded in 1974, it was the first not-for-profit
organization of its kind in the nation.
The Center organizes exhibitions related to the art of the book and offers
an extensive selection of educational courses, workshops and seminars in
traditional and contemporary bookbinding, letterpress printing, fine press
publishing, and other associated arts. The Center for Book Arts
is supported by local businesses, various foundations including the Lenrow
Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the NY State Council on
the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and its members.

The Center is located at 28 West 27th Street, on the 3rd floor, between 6th
Avenue and Broadway. To get to the Center by train, take the N, R to 28th
Street and Broadway; the F to 23rd Street and 6th Avenue; or the 1 or 9 to
28th Street and 7th Avenue. Please call the Center for details on parking in
the neighborhood.  For further information or to register for workshops and
classes, call the Center at (212) 481-0295 or visit
www.centerforbookarts.org. Center for Book Arts, Incorporated 1974 is a 501
(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible to the
extent allowed by law.

Sarah Nicholls
Program Manager
The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
phone (212) 481-0295
fax (212) 481-9853
visit us on the web at
or email

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