Speaker: Marina Garone, UNAM, Mexico
Conveners: Carlos Pérez Ricart and Eduardo Posada-Carbó
Marina Garone Gravier is a specialist in the history of typography in the Americas, with a particular focus on the colonial period. She holds a doctorate in the History of Art from the Universidad Autónoma de México. She is also a professional graphic designer, having trained at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico) and the Basel School of Design (Switzerland). Her work focusses on typography and book design of the colonial period, with a particular emphasis on the typography of colonial languages.
Her doctoral dissertation (2010) received the Gonzalo Aguirre Beltrán Prize from the Universidad Veracruzana for the best thesis in social anthropology and related disciplines, as well as an honourable mention for the Clavijero Prize, awarded by Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH). Her book La tipografía en México: Ensayos históricos (siglo XVI al XIX) (2012) was also awarded the 2013 García Cubas Prize by the INAH.
In 2012, she founded the Seminario Interdisciplinario de Bibliografía at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, where she holds a full-time research post. She is a corresponding member of the Instituto de Arte Americano in Buenos Aires, the Mexican representative for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), and the founder and co-convener of the Red Latinoamericana de Cultura Gráfica http://redculturagrafica.org/es/.
She is the author of over a dozen books, including Historia en cubierta. El Fondo de Cultura Económica a través de sus portadas (1934-2009) (2011); Historia de la tipografía colonial para lenguas indígenas (2015); and Historia de la imprenta y la tipografía colonial en Puebla de los Ángeles (1642-1821) (2015).