The nineteenth century gave us the wonders of the Industrial Revolution, but also ugly urban landscapes and soulless mechanization. By the end of the century, designers such as William Morris, Eugene Grasset, and Alphonse Mucha were going “back to nature” and creating elegant handcrafted books, artwork, and other decorative objects that wove naturalism with whimsy and brought the beauty of natural forms back into people’s homes.
Join the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections for our second Afternoon in the Archives, an informal series of showcases designed to help you learn more about our exciting historical collections. The upcoming event will feature a selection of important (and colorful!) rare books by key figures of the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. Whether you study printmaking, poetry, architecture, or advertising, you are sure to find something that catches your eye.
Stop by for a few minutes or stay for an hour! Library staff will be happy to talk with you about our collections and how we can be part of your teaching, learning, and research. Busy schedule? There will be two showings, both the McIlhenny Room of Hill Memorial Library, on February 3 (2:00 to 3:30) and February 4 (12:00 to 1:30).
We hope to see you there! For more information, contact Michael Taylor at email@example.com or 578-6547.
* * *
(For a complete list of materials shown, please contact the library.)