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John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations

John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations is the fall 2014 exhibit for the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College.  The exhibit runs from September 15-November 25, 2014 and will participate in the November 7th Art Hop.

The illustration featured is “Nyctea Nivea”, a plate from John Gould’s The Birds of Great Britain, London, 1862-1873. To be honest, I really didn’t consider any other artwork to feature for this exhibit. Once I saw this plate, the choice was easy. I looked at many other illustrations, but this was always number one .

I photographed the artwork using the Canon T2i with a EF 35mm f/1.4L USM. Personally, I think this is a spectacular wide-angle lens.

John Gould's Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrationspostcard 6"x4"
John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations
postcard 6″x4″
John Gould's Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations poster 24"x32"
John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations
poster 24″x32″
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Women’s Works

Women’s Works featured works by prominent women’s authors, illustrators, and sculptors/artists, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Emily Dickinson, Louisa May Alcott, Edith Warton, Kate Greenaway, Dorothy Doughty, and Elizabeth Gould. Exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College, April 2 – June 7, 2012, and part of the Art Hop, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.

Artwork showcased on design by Françoise Gilot. I love her artwork and this piece is so dynamic. I photographed the art, which is a strong piece to represent the works of strong and prominent female artists.  It is one of the silkscreen illustrations Ms. Gilot made for Colette’s novel “Break of Day.”

Piranesi on Parade

Piranesi on Parade featured etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778) and his son Francesco Piranesi (Italian, 1756-1810) from the Kalamazoo College collection, January 3 – March 8, 2012. Exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College.

Etching featured on poster from Antichità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descrizione… dell’Emissario del Lago Albano Di due spelonche ornate dagli antichi alla Riva del Lago Albano.

Exhibit part of the Art Hop, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.

Piranesi on Parade
Piranesi on Parade exhibit poster

Maynard Owen Williams: World Traveler, World Citizen

Maynard Owen Williams: World Traveler, World Citizen featured the photography, letters and memorabilia of National Geographic photographer, and its first foreign correspondent, Dr. Maynard Owen Williams. Dr. Maynard Owen Williams was a 1910 Kalamazoo College graduate, receiving the Ph.B. degree.

Exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College, April 19 – June 12, 2010.

Maynard Owen Williams: World Traveler, World Citizen
Maynard Owen Williams: World Traveler, World Citizen exhibit poster

Napoleon’s Egypt: Scenes from the Monumental Description de l’Égypte

Napoleon’s Egypt: Scenes from the Monumental Description de l’Égypte featured engravings from this historic series of publications (1809-1828), the most comprehensive record of ancient and contemporary Egypt ever produced, March 30 – June 6, 2009. Exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College.

Napoleon's Egypt: Scenes from the Monumental Description de l'Égypte
Napoleon’s Egypt: Scenes from the Monumental Description de l’Égypte exhibit poster

First and Foremost: Selected First Editions

First and Foremost: Selected First Editions from the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room Collection exhibit featured first editions from prominent and influential authors including Charles Dickens, Adam Smith, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Victor Hugo, John James Audubon, John Milton, Dante Alighieri, Johannes Gutenberg and William Morris, September 22 – November 26, 2008. Exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College.

First and Foremost: Selected First Editions
First and Foremost: Selected First Editions exhibit poster