Larry Kreisman on Dard Hunter


Thursday November 14, 2019 7:00-9:00pm

Special Collections, Classroom B069, Suzzallo Library, University of Washington

Larry Kreisman will present on his book Dard Hunter: the Graphic Works. The distinctive typography and elegant compositions designed by William Joseph “Dard” Hunter (American, 1883–1966) have become icons of the American Arts and Crafts style and have established him as one of America's most influential graphic artists of the twentieth century.

But Hunter's graphic art is what remains instantly recognizable and beloved today. Dard Hunter: The Graphic Works features more than 80 of his designs for book covers and title pages, booklets, bookplates, brochures, letterheads, and stained glass windows. Accompanied by historical photographs and examples from Hunter's design contemporaries, author Lawrence Kreisman's illuminating text establishes Hunter as a unique voice that emerged from a multitude of extraordinary influences in an incomparable era of flourishing artistic achievement.

Larry Kreisman is an architectural historian, author, preservation consultant, was from 1997-2017 Program Director for Historic Seattle. His passion, expertise, and knowledge have had an enormous impact on preservation in our region through educational programs and extensive published works.

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