Libraries Host Book Artists' Lecture

March 6, 2013

Book artists, Peter and Donna Thomas, will speak in the Allbritton Foyer of Moody Library on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Their lecture is entitled "The Future of the Physical Book in the Digital Age," and will discuss the book as a work of art.

Peter and Donna Thomas travel around the country in their very own gypsy wagon, giving lectures and workshops on papermaking, book arts and more. They plan to park their wagon outside of Moody Library during the afternoon of the lecture to allow for questions and individual interaction.

Both Peter and Donna Thomas are natives of California and currently reside in Santa Cruz, California. They established their first private printing press in 1976 with a goal to "create books in the tradition of the great private presses: limited editions, made of the finest materials and produced with the highest standards of quality."

Today they travel all over the United States and abroad lecturing about the art of book making, including participating in countless renaissance fairs and exhibitions.

The Thomases hope to reach a diverse academic audience while speaking on Baylor's campus and invite students and faculty to join them for their discussion.

More information on the Thomases can be found at their website. For questions about the event, please contact mktcommitslib@baylor.edu.