The essential focus of the collection is on artists' books and the broader topics of the Book Arts: letterpress printing, fine binding, handpapermaking and paper decoration.

John Cutrone

Director

 

John comes to JCBA as a letterpress printer, bookbinder and papermaker. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and of the MFA in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama, and is one half of the partnership that makes up Convivio Bookworks, a small press and book arts studio in nearby Lake Worth. His favorite book is The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving. He reads some Washington Irving every time he catches a cold.

 

Email: jcutrone@fau.edu

Image: Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times, 1936

Eric Bush

Office Manager

 

Eric, a native born son of Florida, earned his B.A. right here at Florida Atlantic University. He is currently pursuing a second degree in Information Systems Management while helping to manage the Jaffe Center. He is always happy to bore you with historical facts regarding Roman Antiquity, Middle Age Islam, or early Irish Independence Movements and if you are really not careful, you might receive a lecture upon Westerosian current affairs!  The book he found most enlightening, Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius.

 

Email: ebush3@fau.edu

Image: Clark Gable in After Office Hours, 1935

William Landis

Student Assistant

 

Will started volunteering at JCBA in 2010 and became a student assistant here when he transferred into FAU from Palm Beach State College. He is pursuing his bachelor's degree in painting, with a minor in french, and is also the president of The Archers at FAU (campus archery club) and The Painter's Forum (campus painting club). Will loves working with the presses, and is happy to grab a wrench and get greasy to make sure they're shipshape.

 

Image: Vincent Price in Tales of Terror, 1962

Charles Pratt

Student Assistant

 

Charles likes cameras, optics, chemicals, and really bad puns. He started volunteering in 2014(or 2011 depending on how you look at it). He is studying for his bachelors with a focus in photography. When he isn’t at JCBA he is typically doing something photo related or listening to off beat Norwegian folk rock. Favorite book: The Camera by Ansel Adams

 

Image: Untitled; From Library of Congress/Farm Security Administration

Natalia Cereceda

Student Assistant

 

Nat is delighted to be a student assistant at the Jaffe Center. She is an English major with a concentration in writing and rhetoric, and she can frequently be found at Real Mail Fridays. Aside from writing letters, Nat also enjoys writing fiction and poetry (though she likes to read much more). Such reading may include her favorite book, Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.

 

 

Image: Brigitte Helm in Metropolis, 1927

Judith Klau

Book Reviewer

 

Judith writes most of the reviews of artists' books that you'll find on our website. She spends winters in Florida, which makes her a proverbial snowbird, but while most snowbirds spend their days playing golf, Judith is much more content researching artists' books and writing about them. And if we ever have a question about Shakespeare, we know who to ask. Favorite book? Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. 

 

Image: Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961