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History of Art Symposium: The Art Book Today: Print Projects in the Digital Age
Joseph Imorde studied art history, philosophy and musicology in Bochum, Rome, and Berlin. Following his master's thesis he was editor of the architectural magazine Daidalos. In 1996 he founded the publishing house Edition Imorde. After his PhD on ephemeral architecture in the Roman Baroque he became assistant professor at the Institute of History and Theory of Architecture at the Federal Technical University (ETH) in Zurich. In 2001 he joined the research group “Kultbild” at the University of Muenster. In 2003 he was guest professor at the RWTH Aachen, 2006 and 2007 at the Zurich University of the Arts. Since 2008 he has been a professor of art history at the University Siegen. His fields of interests include Baroque art, historiography, architectural history, theory of emotions, and media studies. His books are: Presence and Representation, or: The Art to Exhibit the Eucharist (1997), Barocke Inszenierung (1999), The Cultural History of the Italian Citysquare (2002), Affect Transmission (2004), The Grand Tour in Modern and Postmodern Times (2008); and Michelangelo Deutsch! (2009).
Gloria Kury is director of Gutenberg Periscope Publishing, Ltd., an independent press for art and architecture founded in 2007. She has a PhD in art history from Yale and has taught art history at the School of Visual Arts, New York University, Vassar College, and Yale University. She has also served as the director of the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in Norfolk, Connecticut.
Lisa Middag has worn many hats at the Walker Art Center, first in visual arts, then new media, and now publications. Currently, she directs the Walker’s award-winning book program and oversees the production of the Walker's prolific in-house design studio. The studio is responsible for the design and editing of all printed materials, including exhibition catalogues and books, annual reports, monthly magazines, exhibition and event graphics, institutional brochures, marketing ephemerae, promotional campaigns, and signage. Lisa has a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute and a B.A. in English and Humanities. Before joining the Walker in 1996, she was an accountant for film production companies and worked on 11 feature films. She is active in her local community and is particularly interested in sustainability as a social justice issue, the economic development benefits of artists and community art programs, and urban agriculture.
Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo is a designer, educator, writer and curator on design. His professional work and teaching includes publication, interface, and exhibition design, as well as writing about design, and is often a collaboration that finds form that grows out of content. Nunoo-Quarcoo’s multi-disciplinary work has been recognized, exhibited and is represented in the permanent collections of museums, archives and libraries, most notably the American Institute of Graphic Arts Design Archives; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution; the American Association of Museums; The Denver Art Museum; and the Library of Congress Permanent Collection of Design and Rare Book Collections. His latest publication is Paul Rand: Modernist Design. He curated the exhibition, and co-authored with Cynthia Wayne the publication of the same title, Word+ Image: Swiss Poster Design, 1955-1997. He also curated the exhibition and authored the publication Bruno Monguzzi: A Designer’s Perspective. Currently, he is curating an exhibition with Emily Wilson titled "Paul Rand: Modernist Desig"n and preparing his next book, Rudolph deHarak: An American Designer.
Paul Wagner studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York and received his MFA. from Columbia University. Parallel to his position as senior designer at Princeton Architectural Press, New York, he works as a freelance designer on books, catalogues, and identities within the arts and cultural sector. Clients include Artists Space, Harry N. Abrams publishing, the Monacelli Press, and the Storefront for Art & Architecture among others. He also collaborates with architects, artists, and writers on independent projects. www.paulwagnerdesign.com