May 14th 2019

Join us for this year’s Wing Foundation Lecture on the History of the Book, as Martin Antonetti discusses an emerging genre of artists’ books: printed objects interpenetrated by digital media. Such collaborative ecosystems, which bring poets, technologists, and readers together in visually arresting narrative environments mediated by technology, are harbingers of the transit from the age of literacy to the age of visuality.

Martin Antonetti, Director of Distinctive Collections at Northwestern University Libraries, oversees the Deering Special Collections; the University Archives; the Herskovits Africana Collection; and the Art, Music, and Transportation Libraries. Before joining Northwestern, he was curator of rare books and director of the Book Studies Concentration at Smith College, where he also taught courses in the history of the book and in contemporary artist’s books. He had previously held the positions of Librarian and Director of the Grolier Club in New York City. He has served on the boards of Hand Papermaking, the Book Arts Press, and the American Printing History Association, and recently completed a term as President of the Bibliographical Society of America. He is also on the faculty of Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. A classicist by training, he received his library degree from Columbia University in New York, where he specialized in rare books and special collections librarianship.

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