The Book Club of California
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    • Lu Jingren: Master of Chinese Book Design - Duration: 38 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      A contemporary artist and master of the ancient traditions of Chinese book design, Lu Jingren has been crafting books for nearly four decades. He is renowned not only for his prolific creative work...
    • Little Pop-up Books: Deconstructing Miniature Movable Structures, with Dorothy Yule - Duration: 43 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      For those among us who are not paper engineers, pop-up books can seem magical and mysterious. For more than twenty years, Dorothy Yule has been exploring the world of pop-up and movable structures ...
    • Bringing Artists' Books into the Mainstream: The Reva & David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books - Duration: 34 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      For special collections libraries and art museums, encouraging engagement with rare, fragile, or otherwise vulnerable works that must be handled to be fully experienced is a quintessential problem....
    • Beyond the Spine: A Closer Look at W.A. Dwiggins's Book Designs for Alfred A. Knopf - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      Presented by the California Rare Book School at the Book Club of California.

      W.A. Dwiggins (1880–1956) is primarily known today for his type designs and his marionette theatre. However, from the l...
    • Developing an Image: Photography, Books, and the National Park Service - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      Founded one hundred years ago, on August 25, 1916, the National Park Service is an American invention that was developed gradually over time. As our nation expanded to the West and the beauties of ...
    • The Hidden Waters of San Francisco, with Gary Kamiya - Duration: 52 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      Everyone knows that San Francisco is surrounded on three sides by water. But few realize that live, running water bubbles up from the ground throughout the city, from Islais Creek in Glen Canyon, t...
    • Delights and Dilemmas of Booksellers, Librarians and Private Collectors - Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      From June 15-19, 2016, the Book Club of California welcomed bibliophiles from all over the country for the 2016 Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies Tour and Symposium. Members and friends...
    • The Challenge of Paper Engineering, with Karen Zukor - Duration: 38 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      Join Karen Zukor for a talk on the repair of ‘The Map that Changed the World,’ William Smith’s 1815 Geological Strata of Great Britain, a spectacular, twelve-foot-long, hand-colored engraved map, w...
    • Palatino: The Natural History of a Typeface - Duration: 38 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      Written and designed by poet, linguist, and typographer Robert Bringhurst, Palatino is a definitive account of Hermann Zapf’s most ambitious and enduring design project.

      This book provides a detai...
    • The Visual Word: Working with Poetry / A Presentation, Discussion, and Reading - Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      David Annwn and Thomas Ingmire will reflect on their working processes and explore new insights about their collaborations. Their discussion will center on specific works now on exhibition at the B...
    • Bay Area Book Arts Programs - Student Showcase 2016 - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      A one-night-only exhibition of work by select students and recent graduates of the Mills Book Art program, California College of the Arts, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Academy of Art Un...
    • 2016 Oscar Lewis Awards: James Karman and Richard Wagener - Duration: 35 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      On March 28, 2016, the Book Club of California hosted its 22nd annual Oscar Lewis Awards, honoring James Karman, for his contributions to western history, and Richard Wagener, for his contributions...
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