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How Is A Book . . . written? illustrated? printed? bound?
Monday, July 11, 2011 to Saturday, October 1, 2011

How Is A Book . . . written? illustrated? printed? bound?

Detail of original pencil drawing for the story of Persephone and Hades overlaid on a color proof of final illustration. By Ingri and Edgar Parin D'aulaire for D'aulaire's Book of Greek Myths.
Monday, July 11, 2011 to Saturday, October 1, 2011

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

This summer exhibition shows just how a book goes from idea to ink-on-paper. Drawn from the archives in Beinecke Library's collections of children's literature, visitors will see the many stages a (pre-digital) book goes through on its journey from inspiration to the hands of a reader. Using Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, the exhibition follows the trail from research, through drafts, sketches, press proofs and color separations, to the bound book. A companion display, "Dummies!," shows off early book mock-ups by Peter Newell, Lillian Saarinen, Ludwig Bemelmans, and Maud and Miska Petersham. [ca. 100 items] 

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