Browse Exhibits (2 total)

Maxfield Parrish: Illustrated Letters

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Between 1884 and 1886, the teenage Maxfield Parrish travelled to Europe with his parents. In his letters home to his cousin Henry Bancroft, Parrish chronicled and illustrated his experiences. These youthful illustrated letters provide a peek at life in England and Europe in the mid-1880s and a link to Parrish's amazing adult talent and humor.

 

 

 

The Cover Sells the Book: Transformations in Commercial Book Publishing, 1860-1920

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This exhibition investigates the trans-Atlantic concept of the "complete book," which took place between 1860 and 1920. During this 60-year period, the conflation of advances in print technology and the philosophy of the Arts and Crafts Movement led to a new aesthetic in book design. The integration of the book from content to cover as promoted by private press initiatives was adapted by commercial publishers. This exhibition explores examples of collaborative commercial book projects, which emulate the concept of earlier arts and crafts principles.