Events

Archive Salon Series 05: Artists’ Books: Makers and Materials

Archive Salon Series 05: Artists’ Books: Makers and Materials
Amelia Grounds

Lecture at Letterform Archive

Thu, May 31, 2018
6:30pm–7:30pm

Join us for our Salon Series, where Letterform Archive staff invites you to experience materials related to a specific topic of interest to the collection.

This month we explore artists’ books, for which the form of the object itself is as important as its content. Our Librarian Amelia Grounds will present highlights of the Archive’s artists’ book collection: books made by hand, books with conceptual structures, and books that make use of unusual materials. Visit Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, and Venice with Redfoxpress, rethink the alphabet via Russell Maret, and more.

Doors at 6:00pm. Presentation begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Image: Redfoxpress, Berlin (detail), 2015
About Amelia Grounds
Amelia Grounds

Amelia Grounds, Letterform Archive’s Librarian, earned an BA in art history from Lawrence University, an MA in Later Medieval Studies from the University of York, and an MLIS from University College London. She has worked as a special collections and preservation librarian at a number of institutions in the UK and the US including York Minster Library; University of California Berkeley, Law Library; and the Royal Asiatic Society in London. Her research has focused on the materiality of book history, including bookbinding and the relationship between text and image in medieval devotional manuscripts and early printed books.