Browse Exhibits (3 total)
Transformations in the 18th-Century British Book Trade
This exhibition, drawn entirely from Special Collections at the Golda Meir Library, was originally presented in association with the annual meeting in Milwaukee of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 24-25, 1999. It has now been transformed into a digital exhibit. While the exhibit may be of some interest to the specialist, it is intended as an introduction and general overview. The exhibit addresses some of the issues and... [Continue reading]
Traditions and Interpretations
In what ways have such classic works as the Bible and the plays of William Shakespeare been presented to a loyal readership over the centuries? How have the works of the ancient Greeks and Romans been transmitted through the millennia, and why do they continue to hold such potency and relevance? How has the vivid imagery of Dante's Divine Comedy been depicted and interpreted from the middle ages to the present? Would Milton's Paradise Lost have... [Continue reading]
Incunabula at the Golda Meir Library
The Golda Meir Library holds a modest collection of books printed before 1501. The value of these holdings lies not in their size, but in their presence as exemplars of the earliest developments of book production in the first fifty years of printing, complementing the library's holdings of early printed works. Just as we are currently poised on the cusp of a transition from print to electronic and multimedia communication, incunabula offers... [Continue reading]
This exhibition brings together works by American and international artists that focus on concepts of place and travel, using materials drawn almost entirely from the Book Arts Collection in Special Collections at the UWM Libraries. The...