Kentucky Hosts Book, Jacket, & Journal Show and Talk
Each year, the American Association of University Presses Book, Jacket, & Journal Show recognizes meritorious achievement in design, production, and the manufacturing of books, jackets, covers, and journals by members of the university press community. The University Press of Kentucky, a member of the association, is pleased to announce that of the 563 covers submitted to the AAUP this year, their April 2016 publication, Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood's Golden Era by James Bawden and Ron Miller, will be featured in the show.
The AAUP Book, Jacket, & Journal Show will be on display November 6-17 in the first floor of Pence Hall on the University of Kentucky's campus and at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in downtown Lexington. The show is free and open to the public. Four nationally-recognized designers and educators selected approximately 70 publications from more than 600 submissions in categories including scholarly typographic and illustrated, trade typographic and illustrated, poetry and literature, reference, journals, and book jackets and covers. This display of book design coincides with the celebration of University Press Week, November 6-11, sponsored by the AAUP as a recognition of the extraordinary work of nonprofit scholarly publishers and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and an informed society.
Before the exhibit travels to another city, it will make its way to the Central Branch of the Lexington Public Library for "Judging a Book by its Cover: Book Design and the Art of Reading and Bookselling," a talk to be given by Linda Secondari, Creative Director and Principal at Studiolo Secondari in New York. She was most recently Creative Director at Oxford University Press where she managed a large international design team and supervised a yearly title output of more than 3,000 titles. The discussion will be held:
Friday, November 17, 6:00-7:00 pm
Farish Theater, Lexington Public Library
140 East Main Street, Lexington, KY
The event is free and open to the public
The University Press of Kentucky, a member of the Association, is the scholarly and general interest book publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is connected to each of Kentucky's public universities, five private colleges, and two major historical societies. The Press publishes approximately fifty new books per year in the areas of film studies, military history, Appalachian studies, African American studies, selected poetry and prose, and the history and culture of Kentucky and the region.