Fisk to speak about bookmaking at Alabaster Library

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 6, 2008


Scott Fisk, assistant professor of art at Samford University, and speaker of the Alabama Humanities Foundation Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, presents “Books: The History and Art of Letterpress Bookmaking” on March 16 at 2 p.m. at the Albert L. Scott Library.

The talk will focus on how developments in printing and books have served to better society as a whole. Participants will witness first hand the process of letterpress printmaking with a miniaturized printing press made for traveling salesman in the late 1800s. Other materials, such as antique books, broadsides and wood type, will help demonstrate the beauty, form and function of early bookmaking.

Fisk has a master’s in computer art from Memphis College of Art and a bachelor’s in graphic design from Henderson University. Fisk served as an Army Reserve photojournalist in Iraq, often embedded as a combat photographer with U.S. and Iraqi units during combat operations. His works have been featured on major television networks in the U.S., Australia and Japan. Fisk’s work is part of permanent collections in numerous galleries and museums, including the U.S. National Achieves.

For more information about this program, please call Carol Horne at 664-6822