Peter Koch Printer: a Forty-year Retrospective

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Dates Duration 
May 25, 2017 to October 29, 2017
10:00am to 6:00pm
Location 
Green Library Bing Wing
Admission 
free
Audience 
General Public
Sponsor 
Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries
Contact 
efischba@stanford.edu
650-725-1020

An exhibition of books, portfolios, and prints by longtime Bay Area letterpress printer, designer, and publisher Peter Rutledge Koch, presented by Stanford Libraries’ Special Collections. Koch, whose training, influences, and achievements place him in the lineage of San Francisco literary fine press printers, has long been recognized as one of the most accomplished printers and typographic designers of his generation. The works on display, published between 1974 and 2016, span wide-ranging territory, from cowboy surrealism to pre-Socratic philosophy, and from contemporary and Renaissance poetry to hard-hitting photo-based requiems to the American West.