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Re: WWW exhibition announcement



A link to this exhibit has been added to the Book Arts Gallery section of
out Homepage; http://web.syr.edu/~pdverhey

>"Science and the Artist's Book" exhibition is now available on
>the World Wide Web.
>
>"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.
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Peter D. Verheyen                                       <wk> 315.443.9937
Conservation Librarian                                  <fax>315.443.9510
Syracuse University Library               <email>pdverhey@dreamscape.com
Syracuse University                    <www>http://web.syr.edu/~pdverhey/
Syracuse, NY 13244                <Listowner>Book_Arts-L@listserv.syr.edu


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