Picturing Texts: Illustrated Books from Then till Now

February 01, 2012
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
The Strand Theatre

Lecture by Richard Lindemann

The first lecture in The Art of the Book Lecture Series will trace western book illustration from the illuminated manuscript to such contemporary works as artists’ books and e-books. Maine illustrators and book artists will feature prominently among the examples, which will be drawn  primarily from rare books in the Bowdoin College Library.

Richard Lindemann has served as director of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives at Bowdoin College for twelve years. Previously, he held positions in Special Collections at the University of California, San Diego:
the University of Virginia, and Emory University. He holds a PhD in Medieval European History from the University of Virginia and an MA in librarianship from Emory University. Lindemann speaks before groups and at professional meetings about the history of the book, curating rare book and manuscript collections, and about the distinguished collections held by Bowdoin College.
Seating: limited to 350 people
Cost: Individual Lectures $8 members, $10 nonmembers

Series Reservation for Farnsworth Members $28
Series Reservation for Nonmembers $36


Nancy Ruth Leavitt’s The Sacred Cut (2006); and Richard Lindemann





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