CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Noted art historian lectures at UI on typography and language Nov.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Noted poet and art historian Robert Bringhurst will
discuss connections between typography, language and music at 8 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 14 when he presents the Fifth Annual Brownell Lecture on the history
of the book at the University of Iowa.
Bringhurst's talk, entitled "The Grain of Language and the Music
of the Page," will take place in Shambaugh Auditorium of the UI Main
Library. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Sponsors for the event include the UI Center for the Book, the department
of English, the School of Art and Art History, and the School of Journalism
and Mass Communication.
Bringhurst is the author of "The Elements of Typographic Style,"
a standard reference book in the field. He also is a poet and linguist
who is well-known for finding connections between music, literature, and
the visual arts.
In an unusual lecture format, Bringhurst will use musical and visual
illustrations to propose an understanding of texture and space and "the
grain of printed language."
For more information, contact Suzanne Micheau, University of Iowa Center
for the Book; phone: (319) 335-0438; email: email@example.com