- New York: The Grolier Club, 1984.
- 7 x 10 inches
- 146 pages
Price: $30.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 107134
Books and Prints, Past and Future is a collection of papers delivered at the Grolier Club's centennial celebration in 1984. These speeches were given during the course of three seminars and the final dinner of the convocation. The first seminar, devoted to retrospective essays, kicked off with an essay by Mary Hyde, the first woman elected to membership at the Grolier Club. G. Thomas Tanselle was next to present an essay, and Robert C. Darnton was the third speaker. The second set of presentations was based off the understanding that the Grolier Club took its origin after a period of neglect. The last seminar contained speeches on the future prospects of the book, given by Robert Giroux, James Thorpe, and Benjamin Compaine. In all the speeches, there was a consistent effort to see present-day collecting in the frame provided by collections of the past. These sets of speeches were delivered by Andrew Robison, Walter Bareiss, Eberhard Kornfield, and Frank Stella. The final and closing essay was delivered by Daniel Bell who provided a schematic framework for the "information revolution."