“Graphic Design of the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau Movements” Theme for LSU Libraries Special Collections’ Afternoon in the Archive

01/29/2015 02:34 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU Libraries’ Special Collections will host its second “Afternoon in the Archives” event on Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 2-3:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 4, from noon-1:30 p.m. at Hill Memorial Library.


Afternoon in the Archives is an informal series of showcases designed to teach participants about its exciting historical collections.


The upcoming event will feature a selection of important and colorful rare books by key figures of the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. Enthusiasts and students of printmaking, poetry, architecture, or advertising are all sure to find something intriguing.


The 19th-century produced the wonders of the Industrial Revolution, but also ugly urban landscapes and soulless mechanization. By the end of the century, designers such as William Morris, Eugene Grasset and Alphonse Mucha were going “back to nature” and creating elegant handcrafted books, artwork and other decorative objects that wove naturalism with whimsy and brought the beauty of natural forms back into people’s homes.


Library staff will be available to talk about the collections and how they can be part of one’s teaching, learning and research.


For more information, contact Michael Taylor at mltaylor@lsu.edu or call 225-578-6547.





Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015