November 6th, 5:30 pm: Angela Lorenz ’87 Discusses her art books and the creative process
In this event sponsored by the Brown BookStore, Angela Lorenz will present on her career of creating fascinating folding art books. Her latest is Mansion of Thought, a folding picture book of over sixty watercolor paintings, housed in a case with two essays on the modeling of ideas in three dimensions.
Lorenz’s work has been shown in the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica,Venice, Italy, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Bell Gallery at Brown University among others. There will be an artist book signing immediately following the presentation.
November 7th, 5:30 pm: “Collecting Type on the Page: Printing History Libraries in America–a Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture”
The Harvard College Library presents a talk by Paul F. Gehl, Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at the Newberry Library.
Several ambitious printing history collections were created in the United States between 1890 and 1940, during what is often considered the golden age of American type design and print production. These collections both served and reflected the increasing power of the printing industry. That of Philip Hofer was the last-begun, and it is clear that he learned from the strengths and weaknesses of the earlier foundations. This talk will outline the typographic ethos of America around mid-century, and then focus in on the long and cordial relationship between Hofer and his colleagues at the Newberry Library in Chicago — three successive curators of the Newberry’s Wing Foundation on the History of Printing (established 1919). As his collecting grew in scope and sophistication, Hofer began to have a profound influence on the collecting of type and book arts in Chicago, even as he attended closely to what his colleagues there were up to.Location: Edison and Newman Room Houghton Library Harvard University
Now thru November 22: “Witness to a Remote Past Exhibit” at the Annmary Brown Memorial.
From now until November 22, an exhibition of materials from the University’s Medieval manuscript collections will be displayed at the Annmary Brown Memorial.
This exhibit is being run in conjunction with two conferences:
- Late Literature in the Sixth Century: East and West
- The annual New England Medieval Conference being held at RISD
The Annmary Brown Memorial is open to the public Monday through Friday from 1:00–5:00 p.m. during the academic year.
November 13, 6:00 pm:Dan Cohen of the DPLA speaks on “The Emerging Research Environment and the Digital Public Library of America.”
A new environment for scholarly research is emerging out of the steady accumulation of digitized sources over the last two decades, contemporary models for accessing those sources, and novel methods for searching, sorting, and mining them in ways that forge new connections and enhance serendipity. With a look at the Digital Public Library of America’s approach to research and discovery, Executive Director, Dan Cohen will survey today’s and tomorrow’s electronic landscape.
Opening Keynote to the MA in Public Humanities Program Open House. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Nightingale-Brown House.
November 17, 10 am – 6pm: Sculptural Papermaking at AS220
In this workshop offered through the AS220 Shop, Students will learn several dimensional papermaking methods. Freshly formed, wet paper sheets, can be manipulated to dry into beautiful sculptural forms. Students will experiment with casting pulps, laminate casting around forms, high-shrinkage pulp techniques, wet binding books, and several other studio tips and tricks. Make and then take home a variety of paper sculptures.
Some papermaking experience helpful, but not required. All welcome!Cost: $85.00 Location: AS220 Printshop, located in the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, on the 1st and 2nd floors. Link to Registration