8th Jun 2016 1:00pm-2:00pm
M2 Boardroom, Grand Parade
Hilary Peplar, Eric Gill and Printing as Craft in Ditchling
In 1916 Hilary Pepler acquired a Stanhope press and established a print shop and private press (eventually known as the St Dominic’s Press) in Ditchling. In collaboration with Eric Gill and other members of the crafts community in the village, Pepler published books on a variety of contemporary topics. St Dominic’s Press occupies a critical position in the story of the artistic community in Ditchling as well as an intriguing position within the history of the private press movement.
Dennis Doordan, author of Twentieth-Century Architecture and co-editor of Design Issues, (MIT Press) a journal devoted to the history, theory, and criticism of design, is an architectural and design historian and museum consultant and the Associate Dean of Research, Scholarship and Creative Work at the School of Architecture. Dennis is a Visiting Professor at the University of Brighton and his lecture draws on research he is currently undertaking, princiipally at Ditchling Museum and related archives.