Robert BlesseBlesse_2011

Professor: Book Arts
Office: Black Rock Press, Room 17C
Jot Travis Building
Office hours: Tuesday, 10-12 a.m. or by appt
Phone: (775) 233-2546


Teaching of book arts techniques, including, letterpress printing, graphic design, typography, illustration, printmaking, bookbinding, calligraphy, papermaking, paper decoration and editing. Emphasis on the making of books as a creative act in which the physical manifestation of the book has equal importance to the content.

Printing and publishing limited edition books and broadsides. Publishing of trade books of contemporary literature, primarily poetry.


M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, UCLA, 1974
M.A., English, California State University, Chico, 1972
B.A., English major, Anthropology minor, California State University, Chico


Art 414 – Book Arts
Art 490 – Studio Internship
Art 492 – Individual Study
Art 309 – Gallery Practices