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WWW exhibition announcement



"Science and the Artist's Book" exhibition is now available on
the World Wide Web at  URL: http://www.sil.si.edu/exhibits.htm

"Science and the Artist's Book", the Smithsonian Institution
Libraries' current exhibition, explores the links between
scientific and artistic creativity through books. The exhibition
pairs up twenty-seven distinguished scientific volumes, such as
Pliny the Elder's Historia Naturalis (1469), Robert Hooke's
Micrographia (1665), and Marie Curie's "Recherches sur les
substances radioactives" (1903), with artist's books that were
created in response to the themes, illustrations, or theories
presented in these scientific works. The historic texts shown in
the exhibition have been drawn from a collection of 200 rare
scientific editions known as the "Heralds of Science", housed in
the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, the
largest special collections library of the Smithsonian
Institution Libraries.

Part 2 of the "Science and the Artist's Book" exhibition is on
display through May 28, 1996 at the National Museum of American
History, located at Constitution Avenue and 14th Street, NW,
Washington, D. C. The gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. every day except December 25. The online version of the
exhibition, featuring photographs of the artist's books and
science books, the brochure text, and the script for the show,
will remain on the Smithsonian Institution Libraries' home page
indefinitely.

The book artists whose works are featured in "Science and the
Artist's Book" include: Frances Butler; John Carrera and Sam
Walker; Julie Chen; M.J. Connors; Joyce Cutler-Shaw; Steven C.
Daiber; Laura Davidson; Timothy C. Ely; George Gessert; Susan kae
Grant; Pattie Belle Hastings; Geoffrey Hendricks; Sjoerd Hofstra;
David Horton; Edward Hutchins; Daniel E. Kelm; Scott L. McCarney;
Judith Mohns and Francois Deschamps; Katherine Ng; JoAnna
Poehlmann; Sue Ann Robinson; Laurie Sieverts Snyder; Larry
Thomas; M.L. Van Nice; Karen Wirth; John Wood; and Philip
Zimmermann.

++ Traveling Exhibition Possibility

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)
is currently investigating the feasibility of traveling the
"Science and the Artist's Book" exhibition, including the
artist's books, in 1997, 1998, and 1999. If your institution or
another you know of is interested in hosting this show, please
contact Nicole M. Bouvier, Scheduling and Exhibitor Coordinator,
SITES, at 202-357-3168 ext. 120, or by email at
sites.nickie@ic.si.edu

++ Smithsonian Institution Libraries EMail address

To comment on the online version of the exhibition or to find out
more about the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, send an e-mail
message to sil.libmail@ic.si.edu

Diane Shaw
Smithsonian Institution Libraries

* Diane Shaw, Special Collections Cataloger                   *
* Smithsonian Institution Libraries                           *
* Washington, D.C.  20560    LIBEM055@SIVM.SI.EDU             *
* Phone: 202-357-3161        Fax: 202-786-2443                *


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