Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Centroid envy

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 6, 2011

A scrapbook of original designs and proof prints for early Victorian bindings done by R. A. Harrison, ca. 1840s.
Along with sketches for roundels and decorative borders, product labels, and a caricature, are a number of proof sheets for bindings, that retain, remarkably, their intense colors, making available to bibliographers for this period of book production, some of the most faithful hues (which can be described using the Centroid Color Chart).

The Deplorable Deck of Clifford

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on May 18, 2010

A deck of etched, printed, hand-colored playing cards created by the artist Nicholas Kahn while a student at Washington University in St. Louis. Missouri.

The Story of Hextor, Clifford, Duncan, and Serge unfolds within . . . Decifer the sordid tale while engaging in poker, hearts or gin . . . Scenes of intimate pain, extraordinary desire.

Daily Bul

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 3, 2009

Pages from two runs of Daily Bul, a magazine produced by the sculptor, Pol Bury, from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s.

Mess kit

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 10, 2009

An artist’s book/kit/agit-prop piece against the Vietnam War.
Mess kit by William Ogue Mustill (San Francisco : Nova Broadcast) 1971.

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Martha Becker Finney

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 6, 2009

New works by writer/artist/designer/architect/sculptor  Martha Becker Finney.

The Beinecke Library holds an extensive collection of her hand-made limited editions and prints.

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The Wonderful World of David Shrigley

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on March 11, 2008

A group of little books by the [insert puzzling or inadequate adjective here] English artist.
[The title of the third book is: Drawings Done Whilst On Phone To Idiot]