Across the Spectrum
- Videos from the symposium
On exhibit February 15 - May 23, 2016
This exhibition explores the establishment of a fine and private press movement in America, beginning at the end of the nineteenth century and continuing to the present day, through its various uses of color. Color was used not only to enhance the page visually, but also to convey important information. Techniques employed to impart color to the page varied, from hand-coloring printed outlines to colored woodcuts and engravings, from applying color through stencils (pochoir) to color lithography, from silkscreening to typographic color. The exhibition celebrates the recent acquisition by the Penn Libraries of The Jean-François Vilain and Roger S. Wieck Collection of Private Presses, Ephemera, & Related References.
The accompanying catalogue is Color in American Fine and Private Press Books, 1890-2015: The Jean-François Vilain and Roger S. Wieck Collection of Private Presses, Ephemera, & Related References, designed by Jerry Kelly. It includes essays by Lynne Farrington, Russell Maret, and Jean-Francois Vilain as well as exhibition checklist and list of presses in the collection. The catalog is available here.