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Illustrated Title Pages: 1500–1900


The Art of the Book in California: Five Contemporary Presses

Art Focus Lecture
Peter Rutledge Koch: California Contemporary: The Book as a Work of Art
Thursday, May 12, 4:15–6:15 pm, Cantor Arts Center auditorium. Fee and registration required.

Family Films on the Lawn
Enjoy free films for the whole family outdoors on the Center’s south lawn; picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are welcome. Before the films, see the exhibition The Art of the Book in California: Five Contemporary Presses, open for viewing from 6 to 8 pm. The Cool Cafe offers boxed dinners for purchase. Snacks for sale. Free popcorn for members.
- The Wizard of Oz (1939; 102 minutes; Rated G)
Friday, July 15, 8:30 pm
- Charlotte’s Web (1972; 94 minutes; Rated G)
Friday, July 29, 8:30 pm

Summer Classes at the Center
Summer art classes for children in grades 1–6 this July and August include painting, drawing, and sculpture. For families, an exciting bookmaking class is offered. For details call 650-723-3469.

Perusing the Printed Page
Saturday, July 30, 1–4 pm, Cantor Arts Center auditorium
Cosponsored by the Cantor Arts Center and Stanford Continuing Studies, free admission.
Betsy Fryberger, the Center’s curator emerita of prints, drawings, and photographs, discusses her exhibition Illustrated Title Pages: 1500–1900. In conjunction with the exhibition The Art of the Book in California, Carolee Campbell of Ninja Press talks about the field of fine press artists’ books. Gail Wight, Stanford professor of Art and Art History, describes her classroom project turned gallery display, the Fusion of Art and Science. The program includes information about the typography exhibition at the Stanford Libraries.

Tours of the Exhibition
Docents give free tours of the exhibition The Art of the Book in California: Five Contemporary Presses on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm, Thursdays at 12:15 pm. To schedule a private group tour, call 650-723-3469 six weeks ahead.

Continuing Studies Course at Stanford University
The Art of the Book: Lectures in Connoisseurship (ARTH 243) Thursdays, March 31–June 2, 7 pm, Stanford’s Green Library. With Peter Rutledge Koch, founding director of The Codex Foundation. Fee and registration required.

Admission is FREE to the museum, the exhibitions, the tours, Family Films, and Perusing the Printed Page.

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Learn more about the five presses in the exhibition.

Image from Illustrated Title Pages: 1500–1900

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Italy, 1697–1768), Vedute, c. 1744. Etching. Cantor Arts Center, Alice Meyer Buck Fund, 1982.113

Images from The Art of the Book in California: Five Contemporary Presses

Peter Koch Printers, UR-Text vol. II, 1994. Courtesy of Peter Rutledge Koch

Moving Parts Press, El Alfabeto Animado / the lively alphabet / uywakunawan qelqasqat, 2009, Stanford Library Special Collections

Foolscap Press
Direction of the Road, Stanford Library Special Collections

Turkey Press, The Standard, 1997, Stanford Library Special Collections

Ninja Press, El Sol y Los de Abajo, 1992, Stanford Library Special Collections