UCLA IS Colloquium, Thursday, Oct 31, 3-5pm, GSEIS 111

By Diana Ascher October 29, 2019

UCLA Department of Information Studies Colloquium

The Re-creation of a Masterpiece: La Prose du Transsibérien. 

Documentary by Rosylyn Rhee. Los Angeles, 2019. 

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 3:00–5:00 pm, Room 111 GSEIS 

Documentarian Rosylyn Rhee and Drop Dead Gorgeous Curator Kitty Maryatt 

In this documentary, we follow Kitty Maryatt as she produces her re-creation of the gorgeous 1913 book by painter Sonia Delaunay and poet Blaise Cendrars, La Prose du Transsibérien. Unique to its time, the book pushed boundaries of book structure, painted imagery and poetic expression. Using original techniques of letterpress printing and pochoir (stenciling) to reproduce her edition of La Prose, Maryatt develops insight into the creative and conceptual challenges faced by Cendrars and Delaunay, while attempting to discover why they did not complete their planned edition. 

EXHIBIT VIEWING: October 31, 2019, 2:15-3:00, Charles E Young Library, Special Collections Before the documentary, Maryatt will lead a short tour of the exhibit titled Drop Dead Gorgeous: Fine Bindings for La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation. The tour will be in the Charles E. Young Library, Special Collections, at 2:15. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Breslauer Professor Fund