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.
Spend some time this summer exploring a wide array of exhibitions at the Yale Library! A full list of current and upcoming exhibitions all across the library system can be found on the Yale Library Calendar.