The CODEX Foundation exists to preserve and promote the art and craft of the book. Our mission is educational and, in the broadest possible context, to bring to public recognition the artisanship and the rich history of the book.
The following speakers delivered lectures for the Codex Symposium at the UC Berkeley Art Museum on February 13, 14, and 15, 2007.
Robert Bringhurst - Poet, Translator, and Typographer
“Spiritual Geometry : the book as a work of art”
Sarah Bodman - Research Fellow, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol, School of Art, Media and Design
“The hybrid lexicon: an overview of contemporary artists publishing in the UK”
Felipe Ehrenberg - Artist, Mexican Diplomat, former publisher of the Beau Geste Press, London
“Cutting and pasting : metaphor of life”
Dr. Stefan Soltek - Director of the Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany
“Verso recto : bookart as a matter of sidesteps ...”
Save-the-date! CODEX 2009: February 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2009
The CODEX Book Fair & Symposium is happening again!
February 8-11, 2009
We have reserved the same spaces we had in 2007 on the UC Berkeley campus and are in planning already! Book Fair : ASUC Pauley Ballroom. Symposium : University of California, Berkeley Art Museum theater. CODEX Symposium 2009: CONSIDERING THE BOOK AS A WORK OF ART
Registration will open in early June, 2008.