Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair Talks
The Propaganda Front
How to create postcards and influence people.
Anna Jozefacka, Lynda Klich, and Juliana Kreinik will discuss what makes the perfect propaganda postcard. Many of the visual and rhetorical strategies employed by historical propagandists will seem familiar in this era of Twitter, Facebook, and “fake news.” A book-signing will follow the presentation.
From Process to Product: Collecting the Ephemera of 20th and 21st Century Social Movements
Lorne Bair will focus on the example of a few highly imaginative contemporary collectors whose work has been of great benefit to scholarship, and we’ll offer ideas on how newer collectors can build and focus their acquisitions to create collections of real cultural significance — whether their budgets are large, small, or even nonexistent.
From Aristotle to Asa K. Butts; or, the Literature of Earth Closets, Troublesome Monkeys, Sex and Reform in 19th century America
Garrett Scott will present a brief survey of the folk wisdom, sexual science, idealistic ne’er-do-wells, and Comstock rebels who did their best to bring the joy of sex to the American multitudes (and maybe make a buck or two).
The Photobooth: A Short History and Conversation about a Photographic Revolution
Nakki Goranin, author of American Photobooth will teach about the history and treasure of this American Invention and see the range and beauty and humor of these tokens of our lives.
It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200
A preview of the exhibition opening at the Morgan Library in October presented by Elizabeth Denlinger and John Bidwell.
Saturday (weekend Pass ) $15
Sunday only $10
Pre-purchase your ticket(s) and save $5 per ticket from the onsite price.
The talks are free but pre-registration is required. There is a limited capacity for the talks.
BROOKLYN EXPO CENTER
72 Noble St. (at Franklin St.)