Susan Garretson Swartzburg ’60 Lectures

The Susan Garretson Swartzburg 60’ Memorial Book Arts Lecture is a series named for Susan Garretson Swartzburg.

Working closely with Wells faculty and staff, Swartzburg helped to organize the press, bindery and other components that became Wells’ Book Arts Center. She served on the Book Arts Board and established a biannual book arts lecture series in memory of her father, developing contacts, raising funds, organizing events and finding speakers. The list of notable speakers and topics includes:

1994

1st Ann R. Montanaro — Pop-Up Books: The History & Production of Pop-Up & Moveable Books from 1860

1995

2nd Michael Joseph — Wood Engravings 1850’s & 1860’s
3rd Peter Kahn — A to Z: How the Alphabet Got Its Shape

1996

4th Helen Barolini — Aldus and His Dream Book: The World’s Most Beautiful Book

1997

5th David Stam — Bibliomania: Disease or Destiny
6th Mark Diumation — By Design or By Accident

1998

7th Deidre Stam — Good Skills, Low Wages, and Unusual Frings Benefits: Women as Printers in the Nineteenth Century Oneida Community
8th David Godine — The Woodcut Art of J.J. Lankes

1999

9th Sheila Edmunds — Three Wives & a Spinster
10th John Dean — The Role of Bookbinding in Library Preservation: Ancient Crafts to Digital Imaging

2000

11th Jerry Kelly — Who Was Victor Hammer?
12th Sue Allen — The Book Cover Art of Sarah Wyman Whitman

2001

13th Carol J. Blinn — One Woman’s Work
14th Deborah Evetts — Fine Binding My Approach

2002

15th Amos Kennedy Jr. — Put The Message In The Hands Of The People And Move On!
16th Herbert Johnson — Bruce Rogers at the Riverside Press

2003

17th Susan Moore —  Everything Begins With A
18th Barbara A. Shailor —  Bibliophile Or Biblioclast The Unusual Career of Otto Ege

2004

19th Donald Jackson — Walking In The Footsteps Of Giants
20th Buzz Spector —  The Book As/In Landscape

2005

21st David Pankow — The Paper Chase
22nd Julie Chen — The Bookworks of Flying Fish Press: A Behind the Scenes Look

2006

23rd Susan Skargard — The Hand In Typ
24th Tatiana Ginsberg —  Japanese Handmade Paper And Natural Dyes

2007

25th Terry Belanger — Ever Since I Was Five I Just Liked Books and Other erors, Institutional & Personal
26th Mark Dimunation — Science As An Open Book Early Printing & the Scientific Revolution

2008

27th Martin Antonetti —  Arrghi’s New Invention of Letters
28th Ron Gordon — The Oliphant Pres Tradition & Transformation

2009

29th Mindell Dubanky — The Life & Work of Alice C. Morse

2010

30th David R. Godine —  40 Years of Books That Matter

2011

31st Sarah Bryant — Evolution of an Artist’s Book
32nd Michael Peich (Aralia Press) — Serving the Muse:1983-2011

2012

33rd Maureen Cummins & Nava Altas — Book Artists
34th Steve Miller — Why Books?

2013

35th Katie Baldwin — Text Image Place & The Narrative
36th Nicolas Barker — Printing & the Mind of Man Fifty Years On

2014

37th Dr. Steven K. Galbraith — RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection Highlights From Forty-Five Years
38th Richard KeglerJust Who Is Richard Kegler And What Is He Doing At Wells Book Arts Center

2015

39th Andrew SteevesEcology, Economy, and the Endurance of Printing
40th David Shields Towards a people’s history of American wood type

2016

41st Jenna Rodriguez — Investigating a Sense of Place through Stillness & Movement 
42nd Harold Kyle— Type High Tech

2017

43rd Will Hill — The Poetics of Printing (& the Printing of Poetry)

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