Writing and/the Wor(l)d: Johanna Drucker The 2009 Bishop Faculty Fellow

Every year the Center for Book Arts extends an artist/ instructor from outside of New York the opportunity to teach a master class and to give a formal lecture in New York City. The Sally R. Bishop Master Faculty Fellow for 2009 will be Johanna Drucker, who is internationally known as a book artist and experimental, visual poet. Her work has been exhibited and collected in special collections in libraries and museums including the Getty Center for the Humanities, the Marvin and Ruth Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, Houghton Library at Harvard University, and many others. In addition to her artistic work, Johanna Drucker has published and lectured extensively on topics related to the history of typography, artists’ books, and visual art. She is currently the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia where she is Professor in the Department of English and Director of Media Studies.

Artists Included:

Johanna  Drucker

A Girl’s Life (2002) (collaboration with Susan Bee) Offset, Granary Books

Against Fiction (1984) Letterpress and linoleum

Combo Meals (2008) Digitally produced print on demand

Combo Meals (2008) Digital prints, artist’s dummy

Damaged Spring (2003) Laser print, collage, and linoleum cuts

Damaged Spring (2003) Digital printed type and linoleum cuts

Dark, the bat-elf, banquets the pupa (1972) Letterpress and stone lithography

From A to Z (1976) Letterpress

History of the/my Wor(l)d Offset reprint, digital rework, Granary Books

Narratology (1994) Letterpress from polymer plate and hand-colored images

Prove Before Laying (1997) Letterpress in spiral binding

Prove Before Laying (1997) Letterpress

Simulant Portrait (1990) Offset

Simulant Portrait (1990) Offset lithography

Testament of Women (2006) Ltterpress with linoleum cuts

The History of the/my Wor(l)d (1988) Letterpress and relief cuts

The Word Made Flesh Offset edition, Granary Books

The Word Made Flesh (1987) Letterpress

Support for the Center for Book Arts’ visual arts programming is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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