The Aldus Society is an organization for people who appreciate the many facets of text and image through various media, but principally books. Aldus provides a wide variety of programs and activities on book collecting; the history of printing, publishing, and book selling; book illustration; book design; book bindings; calligraphy; libraries; and more.
For the September program, founding Thurber House literary director and Thurber scholar Michael J. Rosen will discuss his new book, A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber. Michael’s book is the first to truly consider James Thurber’s opus from a historical art or sociological point of view. It is a rallying cry: a host of preeminent cartoonists and writers reacquainting us with the significance and importance of Thurber’s drawings, which changed the nature of the cartoon in America and paved the way for an entirely different approach to visual art.
A Mile and a Half of Lines coincides with an exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art that Michael has curated and which runs from August 24, 2019 through March 15, 2020.
Aldus Society programs are free and open to the public.
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September 12, 2019
7:00 pm: Socializing
7:30 pm: Program Begins
Upper Arlington Library
2800 Tremont Rd.
Theatre Room, Lower Level