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In the Garden Grows a Lump: Rare Books on the Picturesque

In the Garden Grows a Lump: Rare Books on the Picturesque

January 25–February 21, 2014 - College Gallery

Opening January 24, 6pm lecture by John Macarthur, University of Queensland

In the Garden Grows a Lump: Rare Books on the Picturesque" 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, a series of printed, enlarged reproductions of drawings in the 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. Assistant Professor Andrew Holder organized the exhibition and designed the installation.January 25–February 21, 2014

Sponsored by The Guido A. Binda Lecture and Exhibition Fund