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Through Friday February 7, 2014 in our Ground Floor Gallery:
"Selling the Dwelling: The Books That Built America's Houses, 1775-2000." The evolution of the house design book in the United States is a long and complicated story, filled with architectural creativity and banality, commercial genius and excess, egalitarian and humanitarian ideals, literary and social ambition, can-do individualism, faith in progress and invention, and endless energy. All of these quintessential American traits are bound within the pages of the builder’s guides, pattern books, catalogues, and other forms of architectural literature on show at the Grolier Club through February 7, 2014. Curator Richard Cheek highlights the more visually arresting and socially compelling examples of this genre, focusing on books that reveal the character of our country as much as they do the style of our houses.
Looking Ahead to Bibliography Week 2014:
Bibliography Week" happens each year at the end of January when the principal national organizations devoted to bibliophily and book history have their annual meetings. Other groups plan interesting events, too, since so many bibliophiles are in town. You do not need to be a member of the other organizations to attend their meetings or events. Indeed, you are encouraged to show up everywhere: get a sense of what is going on in the book world, hear some interesting papers, schmooze over cocktails.
for details of events scheduled for January 21-25, 2014.
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