Ex Libris: The Printed Image and the Art of the book

Gallery 8 | Admission: Free

This display pays tribute to the beauty and artistry of the book, presenting works that are vital to its historical development. From early austere woodcut illustrations of the northern Renaissance to elaborate plates produced by artists in private presses of the early twentieth century, the works comprise three kinds of book-related artwork: illustration, bookplates and artists’ books.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of South Australia in Australia.
From Saturday 13 February 2010 to Sunday 01 January 2012

Published by Art Gallery of South Australia on Tuesday 16 March 2010.
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Drawn from the Art Gallery’s collection, Ex Libris includes Albrecht Dürer’s illustrations from The Apocalypse, William Blake’s nineteenth-century engravings for the Biblical tale of Job; bookplates by artists such as Lionel Lindsay and Eric Thake; and the delightful book by Australian artists Violet Teague and Geraldine Rede, Nightfall in the Ti-Tree, 1906.

Programs for this display include:

Free Floor Talk with research assistant Gloria Strzelecki, Tuesday 23 March, 12.45pm

START at the Gallery for children and families, Sunday 4 April, 12noon-3pm