VOLUME 21 #1 UPDATES (on line exclusives!)

22-24 April. 7th International Book Fair. Prague, Czechoslovakia. Feature: The Beat Generation with Lawrence Ferlinghetti as honored guest.

10 - 15 June 1998: Art 29'98 International Art Fair at Basle.

Sue Ann Robinson in the COLA show at the Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles. She is one of 12 artists who have received a City of Los Angeles Artist Grant, and she will be showing bookworks from 26 April - 21 June 1998.

Buzz Spector's book as a result of "Beautiful Scenes" show which opened in February and will close at Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan. The book is part artist book, part catalog including 24 collages made for its pages from photographs he had printed from vintage negatives in the Cranbrook Archives. Included are 3 short essays, but more later.

Buzz Spector's book installation opening on 25 April at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Book Arts Fair: 6 June 1998 sponsored by the Alliance for Contemporary Book Arts in Los Angeles at Dawson's Book Shop. Fine press printers and book artists will be on hand to show and sell their books. A reception will be held 5 June at 7:30 p.m. to hear a talk by Gloria Stuart of the Imprenta Glorias Press. Mark your Calendar to be at Dawson's Book Shop,535 No. Larchmont blvd., Los Angeles, CA. (213)469-2186.

Your Emblem. On your own device send me your emblem, a picture in a frame (square circle, oval, cartouche, etc.), add a device, a motto on a banner, in a frame or in, under or over the image, add a (short) explanation of the imaginary meaning, regarding our personality, artwork, profession, company or express your personal view on society, politics or religion, etc. Maybe it is possible for me to make up a new contemporary emblem book, bringing together present-day ideas and opinions from all over the world. Symbolic reflection of modern man. Size and technique free. Documentation to all participants. Exhibition in October 1998 (Koning Wilhem II College- Tilburg - Netherlands). Send your contribution to ColoiMii, The Museum of Instant Images, Beckershagen 15, Chaam - 4861SE Pays Bas, The Netehrlands or or

Salute to Chester Carlson, the Father of Xerography. Michael Leigh requests work, any size produced on the copier to be sent before the end of 1998. Documentation to all. Send to A1 Waste, 71 Lambeth Walk, London SE11, England.

Temporary Quarters Mail Art Show. This summer Bekreley Public Library will be moving to temporary quarters for a couple of years while the central library is eing renovated. "Temporary Quarters" theme mail art to be sent to Temporary Quarters Mail-Art Show, Berkeley Public Library - Art & Music, 2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA 94704 USA. All entries will be displayed at the Berkeley Public Library, dates to be announced. No returns.. Catalog to al participants. Any medium okay: drawing, painting, Xerox, rubberstamp, collage, etc. No larger than 5 x 8 inches. Deadline: 31 July 1998.

The University of Bologna and the Bologna University Library announce an important event:

Legature bolognesi del Rinascimento
Renaissance Bookbindings in Bologna

Bologna, Biblioteca Universitaria, Aula Magna, 8-31 May 1998.

Catalogue: A. R. A. Hobson - L. Quaquarelli, Legature Bolognesi del Rinascimento, Bologna, CLUEB, 1998, p. 122, with 60 col. plates. For information:

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