The Book as Art: Fine Press Books in the Goucher College Library Opening Event

The exhibit opening event will be held on February 7, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm and feature a brief discussion by some of the student curators and light fare. 

This exhibit highlights Fine Press books from the Goucher College Special Collections and Archives, curated by students from Book Studies 383: The Art and History of the Book taught in fall 2018 by Associate Professor of Art History April Oettinger. Widely known for the care and industry involved in their creation, Fine Press books go beyond containers of information to works of art that are pleasurable to own and behold.  The books on exhibit, dating from 1870 to 1970, exemplify the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th century and the legacy of William Morris and his peers, who promoted hand-crafted design as the epitome of moral, “honest” living in an age of industrialization.

This exhibit was made possible through the generous support of The Betty and Edgar Sweren Book Studies fund and the Peirce Center.


Thursday, February 7 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Athenaum - Upper Level (4th Floor), Special Collections and Archives 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204 USA

Event Type

Art, Discussion, Late Night/Weekend, Public


Academic, Art & Art History, Book Studies, Administrative, Library

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