[Cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication.]
RARE BOOK SCHOOL (RBS) is pleased to announce its Summer Sessions
2000, a collection of five-day, non-credit courses on topics
concerning rare books, manuscripts, the history of books and
printing, and special collections to be held at the University of
***ia from 19 June - 30 June and 24 July - 11 August 2000.
THE EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL prerequisites for RBS courses
vary. Some courses are primarily directed toward research librarians
and archivists. Others are intended for academics, persons working in
the antiquarian book trade, bookbinders and conservators,
professional and avocational students of the history of books and
printing, book collectors, and others with an interest in the
subjects being treated.
THE TUITION FOR EACH FIVE-DAY COURSE is $690. Air-conditioned
dormitory housing (about $35/night) will be offered on the historic
Central Grounds of the University, and nearby hotel accommodations
are readily available.
FOR AN APPLICATION FORM and electronic copies of the complete
brochure and the RBS Expanded Course Descriptions (ECDs), providing
additional details about the courses offered and other information
about RBS, visit our Web site at:
Or write Rare Book School, 114 Alderman Library, University of
***ia, C***tesville, VA 22903-2498; fax 804/924-8824; email
Subscribers to rec.collecting may find the following Rare Book School
courses to be of particular interest:
52. ARTISTS BOOKS: STRATEGIES FOR COLLECTING. (Monday-Friday, August
7-11) The field of artists books includes work that spans the full
spectrum of cultural objects, handmade originals, calligraphic and
typographic experimentation, conceptual productions, and works
produced in the traditions of fine printing and independent
publishing. This course provides critical and historical perspectives
from which to conceive of a collecting rationale for both individuals
and institutions. Instructor: Johanna Drucker.
JOHANNA DRUCKER became Robertson Professor of Media Studies at UVa
last year; she has also taught at Columbia, Yale, and SUNY Purchase.
She has been making artists books for many years. Among her books
are _The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art,
1909-23_ (1994) and _The Century of Artists Books_ (1995).