Thursday Evening’s Program & the Two Purposes for ADL Seminars
This just in….
The ADL Book Collecting Conference will host a special Thursday night program and reception (after the workshops and before Friday’s seminars). The evening’s special guest will be Rosie Kelly (Chicago, Illinois) nationally known book artist and calligrapher. The evening includes a 45 minute slide presentation with a Q & A session afterward, and a reception, all open to the public and especially for conference attendees.
Date and Time: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 7:00 pm
Location: 1060 HBLL (Library Auditorium and the De Lamar Jensen Lecture Room)
This lecture is cosponsored by the University of Utah Book Arts Program and the Utah Calligraphic Artist Guild. The A. Dean Larsen Book Collecting Conference wishes to thank these two organizations for their generous underwriting of this presentation.
TWO PURPOSES FOR ADL Book Collecting Conference Seminars….
This year’s eight book collecting seminars have been designed with two purposes in mind: first, to help collectors interested in specific subject areas; and secondly (and perhaps more importantly) offer skills and insights that can be applied to any interest, collecting type, and pocket book size.
If a seminar’s subject or collection type does not “hit the mark,” possibly the techniques and strategies for collecting may do so. Conference goers will also enjoy unique material rarely seen or made available for personal inspection. Attending an A. Dean Larsen Book Collecting seminar is like visiting a world-class museum exhibit, with the amicable exhibit curator in tow, with the exhibit cases open for personal inspection. The scenario also includes a small group of likeminded friends – each seminar is an intimate gathering, with seminar varying in size from twelve to twenty individuals.
A seminar may also entice you to collecting in a new area, or in a different manner. It is also fun to see what is presented, to experience a “show and tell” so to speak, that only devoted collectors, curators or rare book dealers can offer. Every seminar includes a gathering of visually, tactually and intellectually interesting library materials that are presented to delight and inform.
* I use the word “book” when the seminars also include music scores, postcards, sports cards, pamphlets and a plethora of print culture.