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Archive: "illustrated books" Tag

Curious Remedies: The Art of Dissection

Curious Remedies, the library’s current main floor exhibit, highlights the contributions of scientists and physicians of the Renaissance and Early Modern periods. One such individual is Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), whose monumental book on anatomy, De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body, often shortened to Fabrica) was first published in 1543. Vesalius …

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Medieval manuscripts in process

Have you ever wondered how books were copied and illustrated before the printing press? A new small exhibit curated by Special Collections intern Sophie Hansen uses facsimiles of original manuscripts to show the steps used to create manuscripts in the Middle Ages, from preparing parchment to painting miniatures and margins (like the one shown above, …

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Introducing Emblem Books

One of the HBLL’s current Art in the Library exhibits, Todd Stilson’s Necrocoactionism: Joint Ventures with the Deceased, features three of Special Collections’ emblem books. Emblem books originated in Europe in the 16th century. They feature images inspired by proverbs, mottoes, epigrams, and other pithy quotes, with the text printed alongside the image. Readers were …

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