RARE BOOK SCHOOL (RBS) is pleased to announce its Spring and Summer
Sessions 2003, 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.
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Readers of the forum may find the following Rare Book School courses
to be of particular interest:
33. ARTISTS' BOOKS: STRATEGIES FOR COLLECTING. (MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE
9-13) 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 in
1999; 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).
55. BOOK COLLECTING (MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 14-18). This course is aimed
at persons who spend a fairly substantial amount of time, energy, and
money on collecting, but who feel rather isolated from the national
(and international) antiquarian book communities. Topics include: the
rationale of book collecting; developing relations with dealers;
buying at auction and via the Internet; evaluating prices; bibliophile
and friends' groups; preservation, conservation, and insurance
options; tax and other financial implications; what finally to do with
your books; and the literature of book collecting. Instructors:
William P. Barlow, Jr and Terry Belanger.
WILLIAM P. BARLOW, JR is a partner in the San Francisco accounting
firm of Barlow & Hughan. He has advised many individuals and
institutions on bibliographical tax matters both in a professional
capacity and as an officer of library friends' groups.
TERRY BELANGER, founding director of Rare Book School, is University
Professor and Honorary Curator of Special Collections at the
University of ***ia. WB and he have co-taught this course many
times since 1995.