History of Art 2010 Fall Symposium: The Art Book Today: Print Projects in the Digital Age


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  • Host Department: History of Art
  • Date: 09/11/2010
  • Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

  • Location: Helmut Stern Auditorium, University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State

  • Description: This symposium focuses on the publishing, design and distribution of art books and books on art in a time of rapid change in the publishing industry. The panelists, drawing on a wide range of professional experience, offer a diversity of perspectives as they reflect on both the challenges and the possibilities of publishing books in which the visual is paramount, in which images are integral and design conveys meaning. All propose ways of moving forward in uncertain, if exciting, times.

    Symposium Schedule

    1:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks

    Session 1
    1:15 Introduction: Elizabeth Sears, professor, Department of History of Art, University of Michigan
    1:30 Gloria Kury, PhD, director, Gutenberg Periscope Publishing, Ltd., Pittsburgh
    1:45 Joseph Imorde, professor, University of Siegen, founder of Edition Imorde, Berlin
    2:00 Discussion
    2:45 Break

    Session 2
    3:15 Introduction: Jacob Proctor, curator, University of Michigan Museum of Art
    3:30 Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo, professor, School of Art & Design, University of Michigan
    3:45 Paul Wagner, senior designer, Princeton Architectural Press, New York
    4:00 Lisa Middag, publications director, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
    4:15 Discussion
    5:00 End

    The symposium is co-organized by the U-M Department of History of Art and the U-M Museum of Art, with additional support from Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, School of Art & Design, International Institute, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Institute for the Humanities, Department of English, Program in American Culture, and the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures.