Speaker: Valerie Lester
“Bodoni, the Face Behind the Face”
Lester’s new book Giambattista Bodoni: His Life and His World is the first substantive book about the ambitious and talented Italian printer to be written in English and the first comprehensive exploration in almost 100 years. This talk sets Bodoni in the contexts of place, time, and relationships and explores the impact these elements had on his elegant typefaces.
Valerie Lester is an independent scholar, translator and author of Phiz, the Man Who Drew Dickens, a biography of her great-grandfather and Dickens’ principal illustrator, Hablot Knight Browne, and a history of Pan American Airways, Fasten Your Seats Belts! History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin. She translated Alain-Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes (The Magnificant Meaulnes).
Copies of Giambottista Bodoni: His Life and His World, published by David Godine, will be available for signing for $24.00 (cash or check, please).
Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd.
Social Gathering: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Club Announcements and Program: 6:00 PM
Three-course dinner ($60) immediately follows the program. Drinks are $5 - $9. Program without dinner is free and open to the public.
Reservations are required for the program only and for the program/dinner combination. Reservations must be received no later than noon on Monday, Sept. 19. Dinner no-shows or cancellations after the deadline will require payment.
For reservations call 312-255-3710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.