When Johann Gutenberg and his team published their Bible in the mid-1450s, what they were selling to buyers were sets of sheets, sheets of either paper or parchment that had text printed on them. What they were not selling were books—not, at least, if we take “book,” as we usually do, to imply a codex that is ready to read by turning a series of leaves held together at one edge. As I have written before, when a monastery, church, or private individual bought a Bible from Gutenberg, they had to find a scribe to add red text to spaces that the printers had left blank. Gutenberg’s customers had to find bookbinders, too.
Sylvia Feghali is an undergraduate intern in Education and Public Engagement at the Ransom Center, a position which interested Sylvia because she wanted to work with people within and outside of the Ransom Center, facilitate interpersonal relationships, and strengthen her communication and public speaking skills. [Read more…] about Q&A with Sylvia Feghali, undergraduate intern in Education and Public Engagement
Actor, writer, producer, and Shakespeare aficionado Paul O’Mahony is one of five actors traveling across the United States with Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS). This year, the acting troupe is performing [Read more…] about Q&A: Actor from the London stage Paul O’Mahony
“Frank Reaugh was the most improbable of artists, a European-trained Impressionist whose entire oeuvre was devoted to Longhorn cattle and the West Texas landscape.” –Ron Tyler, “Foreword”
Enjoy a deeper look into Reaugh’s work with Windows on the West: The Art of Frank Reaugh, the companion publication edited by Ransom Center Curator of Art Peter F. Mears. This hard-back publication features in-depth essays from four contributors and more than 100 images that exemplify Frank Reaugh’s life’s work. [Read more…] about Shop for merchandise inspired by Frank Reaugh exhibition
Critically acclaimed Austin composer Graham Reynolds (Golden Arm Trio, Bernie, Before Sunset) breathes new life into Frank Reaugh’s 1933 masterpiece, Twenty-four Hours with the Herd, a musical presentation of Reaugh’s stunning seven-part pastel series depicting the West Texas plains as a backdrop to cattle drives. [Read more…] about Twenty-four Hours with the Herd, a night of image and sound with Graham Reynolds