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Sammelband Scientia: Collecting Dürer’s Books and Printing Instruments
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States + Google Map
–lecture given by Suzanne Karr Schmidt (Newberry Library)
Presented in-person at the Clark, and livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel
Dr. Suzanne Karr Schmidt is the George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Chicago’s Newberry Library. She works on the materiality and use of prints and books, notably her monograph Interactive and Sculptural Printmaking in the Renaissance (2018), and exhibition catalogue Altered and Adorned: Using Renaissance Prints in Daily Life (Art Institute of Chicago, 2011). Recent and forthcoming exhibitions at the Newberry that engaged with her interest in the history of science and in paper engineering respectively include Renaissance Invention: Stradanus’s Nova Reperta, co-curated with Lia Markey (Director of the Center for Renaissance Studes) in 2020, and Pop-Up Books Through the Ages in 2023.
The inaugural presentation of the “Kenneth Karmiole Lecture Series on the History of the Book Trade” was delivered by Robert Darnton in fall of 2005. Established by Kenneth Karmiole, a Santa Monica antiquarian bookseller who provided a generous endowment, this annual lecture focuses on the book trade in England and Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Clark’s growing collection of materials relating to the collecting, publishing, and dissemination of books in the early modern period make this series particularly appropriate.
This lecture is free of charge. It will be held in person at the Clark Library and livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel. To attend the lecture in person, you must reserve your space by submitting the booking form on our website. Bookings close on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. No registration is needed to watch the livestream.