Tompkins County Public Library

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

First Friday Gallery Night, July 6, at TCPL

TCPL showcases three exciting exhibits Politics in Print:  Treasures from the Walker Library of the History of Imagination, Visual Culture at IHS and Good Books, Bad Covers during First Friday Gallery Night from 5:00 – 8:00 PM on July 6.

Politics in Print: Treasures from the Walker Library of the History of the Human Imagination includes one of only two known anastatic facsimile copies of the Declaration of Independence.   Learn more about the anastatic printing process and view a folio of samples printed using this process at 6:00 and 7:00 PM. 
Good Books – Bad Covers  - an exhibit of vintage paperbacks from the collection of James Baker displayed alongside modern cover art.  Book jackets have evolved greatly over the years – so much so that a cover used in the 1940s or 1950s would rarely be used today to represent the same book. From marketing a book as a sensational bodice ripper when it first came out, to designing a modern cover to represent how the book has become an American classic, this exhibit shows how book jacket design has changed in just a few decades.

Visual Culture – Art from IHS an exhibit featureing art in all media created by Ithaca High School students during the past year.  This spectacular show is a compelling reason to visit TCPL after hours this Gallery Night.
Entrance to the Library at this after-hours event is through the BorgWarner door adjacent to Gimme! Coffee on Green Street and just behind the TCAT bus shelter.

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