Tuesday, September 20, 2011

TAM Volunteers: A program happening tomorrow at UPS

Hello ARC Volunteers and Docents-

I wanted you to be aware of a program happening at UPS tomorrow because it sounds illuminating:

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Collins Memorial Library is honored to display portions of the private collection of Jack Walsdorf, one of the world’s leading authorities on William Morris and the Kelmscott Press. The free exhibit on the campus of the University of Puget Sound is on display until Friday, Oct. 14. Please check the Collins Memorial Library web site for current library hours.  A lecture will be held in the library 7-8 pm  Wednesday, Sept. 21st in room 020 by Jack Walsdorf.  The lecture is preceded by an informal reception in the exhibit space from 6-7.  Seating is limited to 50.

The books of the press are known for their distinctive illustrations and intricate borders. Morris used only red and black and some blue inks, and he designed three typefaces for use in the Kelmscott books: Chaucer, Troy, and Golden. All three are largely medieval in style. This look was later imitated by fine presses and commercial printers in England and the United States. 

Jack Walsdorf, a librarian by profession, began collecting William Morris books in 1966, while working in the Oxford, England, public library. He wrote a book about the pleasures of collecting: On Collecting William Morris: A Memoir. An interview with Walsdorf can be read here.

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Jana Wennstrom | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs


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1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402



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