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Exhibition Opening: In the Garden Grows a Line: Rare Books on the Picturesque

"In the Garden Grows a Line," is an exhibition and drawing colloquium organized around rare illustrated manuscripts on picturesque gardens. The basis of the project is a large collection of 18th and 19th century books on the picturesque held in the University of Michigan Library special collections, which are rarely available for public view and have not had a prominent place in teaching or scholarship in the Department of Architecture. The exhibition will include 15-20 manuscripts to show detail and technique, and a series of large-format drawings that interpret and analyze the historical source material. It will be accompanied by a colloquium with visiting scholars.