The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Yale Arts of the Book Collection and the Whitney Humanties Center invite historians, literary scholars, artists, and book arts enthusiasts to participate in At the Turn of the Centuries: The Influence of Early 20th Century Book Arts on Contemporary Artists' Books, a symposium to be held on April 13, 2007, on the campus of Yale University.
Speakers will include Marcia Reed, Head of Collection Development, Getty Research Institute; Stephen Bury, Head of European and American Collections, British Library; and Angela Lorenz, acclaimed American book artist and book arts scholar. The symposium will consider the work of various innovative and avant-garde artists and writers working around the turn of the twentieth century, including the Dadaists and Surrealists, and its influence on post-war artists and writers, including those associated with OULIPO and Fluxus, and contemporary inheritors of these traditions in art, literature, and bookwork.
Additionally, the symposium will highlight strengths of the Yale Arts of the Book Collection and the modern European and American collections at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. At the Turn of the Centuries will honor the late Tony Zwicker's life-long commitment to the inventive and original in modern and contemporary book arts.
Registration is free, but required for planning purposes. Space for the afternoon breakout working groups is very limited, thus registration is mandatory for these sessions. The deadline for registration is Monday, April 2, 2007. For questions, please contact Kathryn James, at email@example.com, and Jae Rossman at firstname.lastname@example.org.