50 Minutes-1 book

Cover of With JazzBy Kevin Grace

The next 50 Minutes – 1 Book lunchtime talk in the Archives & Rare Books Library will be Thursday, April 14, in the Schott Seminar Room, 814 Blegen Library at 12:00 noon.

Following up on March’s presentation about the world’s smallest book, and miniature books and bindings, with CCM librarian Mark Palkovic, in April we are calling on Gabrielle Fox, UC’s world-class conservator and binder.   Gabrielle’s binding artistry is well-represented in private collections as well as the holdings of the Archives & Rare Books Library, and she is recognized for her work in national and international exhibits of book bindings.

In our series, Gabrielle will talk about one of her most famous bindings, that of the 1994 Larkspur Press edition of With Jazz by Kentucky author Bobbie Ann Mason.  This gorgeous binding was featured in the With Jazz bindingDraft Drawing for CoverGuild of Book Workers’ 100th anniversary exhibit that traveled the globe in 2007.  In fact, ARB waited two years to acquire With Jazz while it remained part of the exhibit, and, contended against other libraries and collectors who coveted this book!   We will also show other Gabrielle Fox bindings, including the specially commissioned binding of 18th c. Irish plays that commemorated the 75th anniversary in 2007 of the Association of Research Libraries, of which UC is a charter member.

Please join us on the 14th for another enjoyable lunchtime get-together.   Bring your lunch, order in, or just come to listen, look and learn.  All students, faculty, and staff are very welcome.

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