Lecture with Author Irene Tichenor on the DeVinne Press Building

Known as “the Fortress” in its heyday, the massive brick and terra cotta building on the northeast corner of Lafayette and Fourth Streets was built in 1886 as a printing plant to serve the specific requirements of Theodore Low DeVinne, the most illustrious American printer of his generation. In this illustrated lecture, Dr. Irene Tichenor, author of No Art Without Craft: The Life of Theodore Low DeVinne, Printer, will discuss the merit of the building’s exterior design, how the interior was used by the DeVinne Press, and why DeVinne — and what took place inside this building — was important in the history of American printing.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
6:30 pm

Third Street Music School
235 East 11th Street