October 31 - January 5, 2020
“This exhibition will present a major art form that is often overlooked, even though it is the most familiar of them all,” Handley said. “Book illustration historically has consisted of original prints in such media as woodcut, wood engraving, etching, copperplate engravings, and later, lithography and process printing using photo mechanical techniques. As such, this show links the graphic arts with fine arts, since books are not only illustrated but connect those images to text.”
Curated by Dr. John Handley, director of SFA’s art galleries, and Dr. David A. Lewis, professor of art history, the exhibition, presented in two volumes, will offer a series of “chapters” that explore the evolution of the printed illustration, beginning with the Incunabulum (meaning the first 50 years of the printed book), including the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493 and continuing up to the 20th century. Volume II will be presented in the early spring semester and will run through March 29.
Opening: November 7, 2019 | 6–8 pm
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