rare books

Updated: Japanese Book Binding Workshop

By Alison Carrick on March 7, 2019

Japanese Book Binding Workshop at John M. Olin Library Saturday, April 6, 2019 Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, Level One  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AND 2:00-4:00 p.m. Due to popular demand, we have added a second workshop during the morning of April 6! Sign up for the morning...

New Book Arts Exhibits Now on Display in Olin Library

By Julie Hale on February 15, 2019

Three new exhibitions at Olin Library celebrate Washington University’s book arts community. Featuring works by Washington University faculty and students, as well as pieces from the University Libraries’ rare book collections, the exhibits highlight the many techniques, interpretations, and poss...

Press and Bind: Bookmaking Workshops to be Held December 9

By Julie Hale on November 10, 2017

Inspired by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s exhibit Living Proof: Drawing in 19th-Century Japan, two workshops will explore traditional Japanese techniques and contemporary practices in bookmaking. Sessions will be led by artist Gina Alvarez, executive director of the Living Arts Studio with...

The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement

New Exhibit: The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement

By Alison Carrick on August 16, 2017

The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement, August-December 2017 Washington University Libraries Special Collections presents a new exhibit, “The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement,” curated by practicum student Natalie Whitaker and on d...

The Open Collection —TOC01: Some Books

By Jennifer Akins on January 27, 2017

  The Open Collection — TOC01: Some Books The Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library Special Collections is a unique repository for rare and hard-to-find art and architecture publications. From limited edition series to out-of-print volumes, the Art Special Collections holdings offer...

The Open Collection —TOC01: Some Books

By Jennifer Akins on January 27, 2017

  The Open Collection The Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library Special Collections is a unique repository for rare and hard-to-find art and architecture publications. From limited edition series to out-of-print volumes, the Art Special Collections holdings offer unique access to over 300...

Limited-Edition Updike Works Added to Libraries’ Lord John Press Collection

By Julie Hale on June 15, 2016

The WU Libraries recently acquired a number of rare works by John Updike that were printed by the Lord John Press, a limited-edition publisher based in California. Herb Yellin (1935-2014) founded the press in 1976. Over the years, it published work by esteemed American writers such as John Cheeve...