Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Fate of the Art, The Hand Printed Book in the 21st Century

The Codex Foundation is hosting the first bienniale CODEX Symposium & Bookfair entitled: The Fate of the Art, The Hand Printed Book in the 21st Century. We are gathering together on the University of California, Berkeley campus a congress of the worlds finest book artists and artisans, private presses, curators, collectors and scholars in the spirit of an Old West rendezvous. The book fair will feature contemporary artists books and fine arts presses and will also include booksellers, bookbinders, papermakers, bibliophile organizations, and educational programs in the book arts. The San Francisco Bay Areas libraries, book arts, and bibliophilic organizations will be hosting additional events, exhibits and receptions during the week. This will be a historic bookweek on the grand scale in keeping with the great San Francisco tradition! Following the Codex Book Fair will be The 40th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, certainly one of the biggest and best in the world, starting on Friday, February 16th.

The Fate of the Art, The Hand Printed Book in the 21st Century
February 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2007
The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum

Symposium lectures:

Breyten Breytenbach, South African writer, painter and activist
Book as the better part of being human...

Robert Bringhurst, Poet, Translator & Typographer
Spiritual Geometry : the book as a work of art

Sarah Bodman, Research Fellow, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol, School of Art, Media and Design
The hybrid lexicon: an overview of contemporary artists publishing in the UK

Felipe Eherenberg, Artist, Cultural Aggregate of Mexico in Brazil, publisher of the Beau Geste Press, London
Title to be announced

Dr. Stefan Soltek, Director of the Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany
Verso recto : bookart as a matter of sidesteps ...
February 13, 14, & 15, 2007
ASUC Pauley Ballroom The University of California, Berkeley

For information concerning exhibitors, symposium schedules, registration, bookfair hours, directions, and accomodations
please go to: www.codexfoundation.org

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