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Bone Folder, Brayer, and Loupe: A Panel Discussion on the Present and Future of Book Arts Education
Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing
—Gloria Kondrup, ArtCenter College of Design; Kitty Maryatt, Scripps College; and Kathleen Walkup, Mills College
The education of book artists in California has a long and illustrious history. These programs are particularly popular in small private colleges and have attracted people that have gone on to create wonderful and important publications and works of art. Many former students are now instructors themselves. Recently, a number of printing, binding, and design teachers who have been at the helm of these programs have retired, making way for changes that will affect how the discipline continues. Faculty who continue to teach the arts of the book have witnessed fluctuations in support from their institutions, impacting funding, studio space, and personnel. What do all these changes signal for current and prospective students? How are the arts of the book currently taught? What is required to promote the book arts to college administrators, librarians, private collectors, and scholars? Will the ever-increasing popularity of the handmade book be enough to sustain these programs and recruit new students? Join us as we explore the present and future of book arts education in California.
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