Jun Fujita’s poetry was published in a variety of little magazines and in a single book designed by prominent Chicago printer/designer Will Ransom. Although it is hard to establish direct, personal relationships with other printers or artists, Fujita was clearly surrounded by a circle of visually sophisticated book folk. In this one–session seminar, Newberry Curator Emeritus Paul Gehl will explore the Arts & Crafts legacy and modernist innovations in Chicago graphic design (typography, illustration, and ornament) in the early decades of the twentieth century with specific reference to published poetry. He will illustrate his talk with materials from the Newberry’s rich collection of Chicagoana.
One session. E – $50, R – $55
Paul F. Gehl is Curator Emeritus at the Newberry. He retired in 2016 after thirty years as Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation, the Newberry’s special collection on the history of printing, calligraphy, and the book. He is an historian (PhD, University of Chicago, 1976) who has published on textbook history, Chicago calligraphy and design, and the history of the book trade.
There are no required materials for this seminar.
There is no reading assignment for this seminar.
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