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Exhibition catalog for Between the boards Between the Boards: Collections, Compilations and Curiosities from the John Crerar Collection of Rare Books in the History of Science and Medicine
This exhibition celebrates the surprising discoveries while cataloging over 20,000 volumes from the John Crerar Collection of Rare Books in the History of Science and Medicine. It illustrates the ingenuity of the authors and other compilers, the creative scope of the personal and institutional collectors who brought these items together, the skill of catalogers who described the materials, and the exciting opportunities awaiting researchers.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 1 — June 30, 2003
Subjects
History of Science
History of Medicine
History of Print
Book Use, Book Theory Book Use, Book Theory: 1500-1700
This exhibition, co-curated by Bradin Cormack and Carla Mazzio, will examine the relationship between book use and forms of knowledge production in the early modern period (up through about 1700).
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 1 — July 31, 2005
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Subjects
History of Print
D. H. Lawrence Exhibition An Exhibition of First Editions and Manuscripts from the D. H. Lawrence Collection of John E. Baker, Jr.
An exhibition of a private collection of D. H. Lawrence works.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Nov. 1 — Dec. 31, 1973
Subjects
History of Print
Default Placeholder Photo Fine Printers Finely Bound
From a fine traditional binding to one emphasizing expression and creativity with materials, each book represents an individual perspective on bookmaking. The 15th Anniversary Exhibition of Chicago Hand Bookbinders exemplifies the successful marriage of the distinctive crafts of fine printing and hand-bookbinding.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Feb. 1 — Feb. 28, 1994
Subjects
Special Collections
History of Print
Frederic Chopin and His Publishers Frederic Chopin and His Publishers
This exhibition, which surveys the relationship between Chopin's music and its publishing history, includes first editions, images of Chopin and his associates; facsimiles of autograph manuscripts; and later editions prepared by Chopin's students and performers of his music.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Feb. 1 — April 30, 1998
Subjects
Music
History of Print
clowes thumb.jpg Integrity of the Page: The Creative Process of Daniel Clowes
The Clowes archive contains notes, outlines, narrative drafts, character sketches, draft layouts, and more for three of Clowes' books: Ice Haven, Mister Wonderful, and The Death-Ray. The exhibition pieces this material together, tracing the evolution of Clowes' art from conception to production to publication.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 28 — June 17, 2016
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Subjects
History of Print
American Literature
Livres D'Artiste Livres D'Artiste: An Exhibition of Books from the Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Sam Berkman
The display includes roughly fifty books, on loan from Mr. And Mrs. Sam Berkman, representing thirty-five artists who took part in the collective livre d'artiste effort near the turn of the century in Paris.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
May 1 — Oct. 1, 1981
Subjects
Art
History of Print
Montaigne in Print Exhibit Montaigne in Print: The Presentation of a Renaissance Text
Featuring editions of the Essais by French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, this exhibition explores the relationship between author, editor, printer, and the book as a physical object.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 1 — March 1, 1996
Subjects
French Literature
History of Print
OntheEdge On the Edge: Medieval Margins and the Margins of Academic Life
This exhibition explores the symmetry between medieval margins and the modern margins of academic life.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
May 19 — Sept. 10, 2012
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Subjects
Art
European History
History of Print
Printing for the Modern Age Exhibit Printing for the Modern Age: Commerce, Craft, and Culture in the RR Donnelley Archive
The R. R. Donnelley Archive preserves a fascinating array of historical materials dating from the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century, offering research potential in modern social and cultural history, the history of printing and the graphic arts, the history of advertising and mass consumption, economic and labor history, Chicago urban and community history, and modern cultural studies, among many other fields.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Sept. 1 — Feb. 28, 2007
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Subjects
History of Print
Chicago and Illinois
American History
Photo of Conservator at Work Under Covers: The Art and Science of Book Conservation
Book Conservation is an essential component of a comprehensive program to protect and preserve library collections for current and future use by scholars. This exhibit takes a close look at the scientific aspects of conservation and the treatment of collections.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
March 26 — Oct. 11, 2013
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Subjects
Materials Science
History of Print
Chemistry
Victorian Bookbindings Victorian Bookbindings: An Exhibition of Ninteenth-Century Bindings
This chronologically-arranged exhibition addressed themes including "The Beginnings of Bookcloth," "Blind Embossing," "Gold Stamping," " Illustrations Adapted to Bindings," "Victorian Ferns and Flowers," "The Influence of William Morris," and "Art Nouveau."
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1972
Subjects
History of Print