Sponsored by The Book Club of Washington
Online Sunday, August 28, 1 p.m. Los Angeles time
Register for this event on our website: www.bookclubofwashington.org
Professor Art Seto will introduce us to some of the museums, libraries and other book and printing centers that he has been motivated to experience by 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, The Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, 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 Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). In addition to teaching, and researching and disseminating scholarly information on print and book topics, Professor Seto is a hands-on practitioner as a letterpress printer and book artist. His related research interests are in the areas of historical and modern street literature, chapbooks, and zines.