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Prof. Art Seto on “International Escapades of a Book Lover”
April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Sponsored by the Book Club of Washington
Held in conjunction with the Club’s 40th Annual Business meeting. This event will be live-streamed so that additional members and guests can participate. The program will also include the presentation of the Robert D. Monroe Award.
Professor Art Seto will discuss and show examples from the many museums, libraries and other book and printing centers that he has had the opportunity to experience as part of his fifty-year love of print and books. His academic career has taken him to conferences all over the world, where he constantly discovers new bookish opportunities. He will highlight visits to such institutions as the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany, The Getty Museum, The Huntington Library, and UCLA and Rare Book School collections in Los Angeles, The Library of Congress and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and other select venues across the USA, Canada and Asia.
Professor Seto’s love of print began during two years of graphic arts classes in high school, where he was fortunate to have after-school access to the printing shop. This early exposure was followed by 23 years working full time in the printing industry, beginning with an indentured bindery apprenticeship. For the past 17 years, Associate Professor Art Seto has been teaching bookbinding, letterpress printing and other courses at the Graphic Communications Management program at Ryerson University in Toronto. In addition to teaching, he researches and disseminates scholarly information on print and book topics and is a hands-on practitioner as a letterpress printer and book artist. Related research interests are in the areas of historical and modern street literature, chapbooks, and zines.
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