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2013 Conference


American printing History association
38th Annual Conference

October 18–19, 2013
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York

Color in printing has a rich and complex history.
The American Printing History Association’s 38th annual conference, “Seeing Color/Printing Color,” will examine the history of color and color printing. Since the invention of printing from movable type, printers have sought to perfect technologies that capture and reproduce the visible world. Reflecting on this historic legacy and its rapidly evolving future, the conference will present papers on topics ranging from color in early German graphic art to the art and technology of modern letterpress.

Conference Essentials

Speakers | Program (pdf) | Reports

About The Grolier Club

Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club of New York is America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts. Named for Jean Grolier, the Renaissance collector renowned for sharing his library with friends, the Club’s objective is to foster “the literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books.” The Club maintains a research library on printing and related book arts, and its programs include public exhibitions, lectures and other events, as well as a long and distinguished series of publications.

About The Center for Books Arts

The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object, and seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the spheres of contemporary and literary arts. On the evening of Saturday, October 19th, the Center for Book Arts will host a reception for conference attendees.

Conference Locations

Lectures and presentations on Friday evening and Saturday take place at the Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, located between Madison and Park Avenues. Addresses of pre and post-conference events are listed below and are easily accessible by public transportation.

King Displays
(Friday morning tour)
333 W. 52 St., New York, NY 10019
212 629 8455

GSG/Graphic Systems Group
(Friday morning tour)
33 E. 17 St., New York, NY 10003
212 242 8787

Columbia University 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
(Friday afternoon tour)
6th Fl., East Butler Library
535 W. 114 St., New York, NY 10027
212 854 5590

Center for Book Arts
(Saturday evening reception)
28 W. 27 St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10001
212 481 0295

Ribuoli Digital
(Sunday afternoon tour)
526 W. 26 St., Ste. 1021, New York, NY 10001
646 242 7629