Join us next week -- Tuesday, 14 March, 4-5.30 pm -- for our third After Hours open house of the term, Illustrations in Rare Books and Prints in Western Europe: A Very Brief History!
From the introduction of movable-type printing in Europe in the fifteenth century, images were often included along with the printed text, playing various roles in the transmission of culture and new ideas. While some illustrations were merely decorative, others became extraordinary landmarks in the history of religion and science.
During this open house, we will view a selection of early rare books and prints containing images printed with the technique of relief (woodcuts) and intaglio (copperplate engravings). To demonstrate the working of these illustration processes, our display will also include some historical woodblocks and copperplates. Drop by anytime during this open house, held in room 660 on the 6th floor of the Hatcher Library, to peruse these materials and enjoy light refreshments!
We hope you can join us!
We are excited to continue our in-person Special Collections After Hours open houses this semester! Join us on the second Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5.30 pm in the Special Collections Research Center on the 6th floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library for an encounter with our collections.