Monday, March 2, 2015 - Friday, September 18, 2015
William Blake (1757-1827) was a British poet, painter, engraver, and printer. Blake developed an unorthodox method of printmaking called relief etching, which he referred to as “illuminated printing,” and used to print his own books. Blake’s practices of crafting a dialog between text and image and controlling all aspects of book production are reflected in the individualist spirit of today’s book arts. This exhibit includes examples from the Special Collections of the Haas Family Arts Library of work by contemporary artists who have been influenced by William Blake’s legacy.
Our librarians have already met many new students through orientation sessions, and look forward to meeting more of you in the next few weeks. Regular academic year hours resume on Wednesday, September 2, for both the Arts Library and Arts Library Special Collections.
As always, Arts librarians are available to help you with research and/or teaching—just contact us or drop in to say hello! Best wishes for the new year.