Guided Tour of the Asian Books in “Building the Book” & Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration

Date: 15 October 2022
Time: 2-3:00 p.m. ET & 3-4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Grolier Club (ground-floor gallery), 47 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022
Presented by: Soren Edgren & Weiguo Yu

Join Soren Edgren, an internationally recognized expert on Chinese rare books and member of Rare Book School’s faculty, for a guided tour of the Asian materials in “Building the Book from the Ancient World to the Present Day: Five Decades of Rare Book School & the Book Arts Press.” The tour will discuss early Chinese, Japanese, and Korean printing, drawing on rare original materials, as well as replicas of unique historical items. It will conclude with a calligraphy demonstration by Weiguo Yu, a Chinese artist and seal engraver.

Space is limited, and advance registration is required to join the tour and demonstration is required. This event is being offered twice on Saturday, 15 October 2022, first from 2 to 3:00 p.m. ET and again at from 3 to 4:00 p.m.

  • To register for the 2–3:00 p.m. tour and demonstration, click here.
  • To register for the 3–4:00 p.m. tour and demonstration, click here.

This event is offered in conjunction with Rare Book School’s “Building the Book…” exhibition, which is co-curated by RBS’s Barbara Heritage and Ruth-Ellen St. Onge, in the Grolier Club’s ground-floor gallery through from 28 September through 23 December 2022.

Visiting The Grolier Club

47 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. ET
Admission: Exhibitions are open to the public free of charge.
Please note: facemasks are not currently required, but strongly encouraged.