Monday, March 2, 2015 - Friday, August 21, 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.
Last week, several Yale librarians and archivists taught classes as part of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program, designed for outstanding high school students to have an amazing summer experience studying and discovering Yale's incredible resources.