Lecture: Good Cop, Bad Cop: Matisse and His Publishers, April 27

The Enid Mark Lecture in Contemporary Book Arts & Poetry will be given by John Bidwell at 4:00 pm in the Browsing Room. A reception will follow in the Friends of the Libraries Reading Room.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
4:00 pm Lecture: Good Copy, Bad Cop: Matisse and His Publishers, Neilson Library Browsing Room

John Bidwell, a notable book arts historian and librarian, will present "Good Cop, Bad Cop: Matisse and His Publishers," focusing on the collaborative nature of making books. Bidwell is currently Astor Curator of Printed Books and Bindings at The Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. One of his abiding interests, on which he has written extensively, is the history of papermaking. Bidwell also curated an important exhibition on Matisse at the Morgan Library in 2015: Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts. Bidwell has worked at Williams College, the Rochester (New York) Institute of Technology, and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles. While curator of graphic arts at Princeton University in the 1990s, Bidwell became familiar with the illustrated books of Enid Mark.

This is the fourth annual Enid Mark Lecture on Contemporary Book Arts & Poetry, in honor of the memory of artist, writer, and fine book publisher Enid Mark, class of 1954. Sponsored by the Mortimer Rare Book Room.


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