Registration is open! The American Printing History Association’s 42nd annual conference will be held jointly with the Center for Historic American Visual Culture at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, October 6–7, 2017, with a post-conference event on October 8 at the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
The American Printing History Association (APHA) and the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) welcome proposals for their joint conference
APHA and CHAViC invite proposals that explore the production, distribution, reception, and survival of printed words and images in America to 1900. In an era in which the process of design had not been separated from production, the purpose of the conference is to explore the inter-relation between composition, design, and printing processes. PDF [Read more]
Kathleen Walkup: “Pulling the Devil by the Tail: Elizabeth Corbet Yeats’ Cuala Press” ¶ Richard Mathews: “Frederic Goudy and the American Hands-on Hand Press Tradition”
3 pm saturday, october 24 ⋅ track 1
Kathy Walkup began by showing an iconic photograph in the history of printing. Taken in Ireland at the Dun Emer Press in 1903, it shows Elizabeth Corbet “Lolly” Yeats, dressed in a full-length smock, at work at an Albion hand press. Two other similarly dressed women share the print shop, one preparing ink and the other sitting at a table in the foreground, checking proofs. Walkup pointed out that while this image is often seen as an example of genteel ladies keeping themselves occupied with a “suitable” art, this interpretation is far from the truth. Elizabeth Yeats was no hobby printer. She and her siblings W.B., Jack, and Susan Mary “Lily” Yeats, were called upon to support themselves and their father, the Irish painter John Butler Yeats, who failed to provide for his family adequately with his portrait painting. [Read more]
APHA’s 40th Annual Conference, Printing on the Handpress & Beyond, hosted by the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection is now open for registration. Workshops, tours, demonstrations, lectures, famous printing presses, excursions in Rochester and Upstate New York, a vendor fair, and great camaraderie all await you! Printing on the Handpress & Beyond will examine and show you the creative ways these earliest printing machines are employed today by printers, artists, scholars, and educators.
Program information and registration are now available
This panel featured two book artists intent on having paper play a role in enhancing the meaning of their printed work. [Read more]
Paper on the Press, APHA’s Joint Annual 2014 Conference with the Friends of Dard Hunter is now accepting registration. Paper on the Press has something for you! From hand-made to machine-made to digital, from industry to education to the arts, we hope you will join us in examining the historical and contemporary ties that connect paper and press. Presentations, demonstrations, exhibitions, excursions, camaraderie, San Francisco, and Oakland all await you. Program information and registration are now available.
A roster of speakers guaranteed to promote lively discussion among colleagues both old and new has been assembled for APHA’s 2014 Annual Conference, Paper on the Press. This year the conference will be held jointly with hand papermaking group The Friends of Dard Hunter [Read more]
Why color? For keynote speaker Sarah Lowengard, whose research hangs at the intersection of scientific theories and technological processes in eighteenth century Europe, the answer is in its multiple meanings. Color is both concept and process, and is therefore a significant framework for looking at that modernizing culture’s art, materials, and technology of making. In a similar vein, Lowenberg posited an overarching question about aesthetics, technology, and science: How do we make something beautiful, but lasting? [Read more]