How Is A Book … written? illustrated? printed? bound?
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]