Humane Letters: Bruce Rogers – Designer of Books and Artist

Bruce Rogers (1870-1957) designed about five hundred books between 1892 and 1957. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of his death, the exhibition presented not only Rogers’ prized ‘Thirty’, but a selection of his other works.
24 September-21 December

Bruce Rogers (1870-1957) designed about five hundred books between 1892 and 1957. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of this great artisan’s death, the Fisher Library is proud to present not only Rogers’ prized ‘Thirty’, but a selection of his other works dating from the end of the nineteenth century through to the middle of the twentieth century. Thomas Schweitzer has provided a solid foundation for the Bruce Rogers collection at the Fisher, upon which the library has built, as recently as 2007 with the addition of Rogers’ masterpiece, the great Oxford Lectern Bible of 1935. His books have been consistently praised for their simplicity of design and elegance of execution.

Monday, September 24, 2007 to Friday, December 21, 2007
Catalogue information: 
ISBN 0772760630, 114 pages, $30.00 | Ref. #7041 - Note: this catalogue is available exclusively through Oak Knoll Books