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 artist 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 artist 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.
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.