Lecture: Tuesday, December 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., reception following
Knight Library Press,
the University of Oregon's literary fine press, publishes uniquely designed
broadsides and hand bound books in limited editions. The content is contemporary
writings of prominent living authors with original graphics by working
studio artists. The means is traditional letterpress printing using lead
type and a hand-cranked cylinder proofing press. Employing these "hands-on"
technologies at the Press is not intended to replicate historical printing
methods but to honor the value of the book as an artistic object as well
as a vessel for ideas. At Knight Library Press, collaboration is an important
aspect of the endeavor, with author, artist, and printer working in a
spirit of mutual support. With each turn of the crank, new and old, art
and idea, individual creativity and shared vision come together freshly
on the page.
The exhibit documents the history of Knight Library Press, the printing process, and the creative process used for several books published by Knight Library Press.
LOCATION: 1st floor
Lobby, 2nd and 3rd Floor Galleries