In the Garden Grows a Lump: Rare Books on the Picturesque

Photo of exhibit display
Courtesy of Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Event Information

February 10th through February 28th
Taubman College Gallery, Art & Architecture Building, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., North Campus
Event Type

"In the Garden Grows a Lump" showcases rare illustrated books on picturesque gardens; it's based on a large collection of 18th and 19th century books on the picturesque held in the University of Michigan Library special collections and which are rarely available for public viewing.

The exhibit includes 15-20 books, a series of printed, enlarged reproductions of drawings in the books to show detail and technique, and a series of large-format drawings that interpret and analyze the historical source material.

Sponsored by a grant from the U-M Office of Research and the Guido A. Binda Lecture and Exhibition Fund. Organized by Assistant Professor Andrew Holder, with Taubman College exhibitions director MaryAnn Wilkinson and Architecture Librarian Rebecca Price.

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Last modified: 02/14/2014