Painters Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, whose works are primarily displayed in art museums, also illustrated fine books. Featuring works of art on paper by these and other artists, this exhibition includes classics from antiquity, children's favorites, and fine literature produced by The Limited Editions Club, the private press founded by visionary George Macy in 1929. The Lehigh University Libraries acquired this important collection thanks to the generosity of alumnus David Green '22 and his wife Jeannette, early subscribers to the press.
Exhibition Talk by Charles Agvent, Bookseller, at 12 Noon, Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 - Linderman Library, Room 200
A leading authority on the Limited Editions Club (LEC), Agvent will explore the history of the LEC and its contributions to the art of book design and illustration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries. Call 610-758-3039 for more information.