Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 New Acquisitions / 7 Years of PLL!!!!!!!

 I have no excuse! I have been very behind on accessioning books into the Library. Okay - one excuse is the lack of available shelf-space. I am working on making space on the shelf for all of these books. Pictured above are four books in the Robert Smithson Collection:

Mallarmé by Guy Michaud (also below, such a beautiful cover!)
New Lives, New Landscapes by Nan Fairbrother
American Space by John Jackson
The Watershed: A Biography of Johannes Kepler by Arthur Koestler

 More from the Robert Smithson Collection:

The Artist's World in Pictures by Fred McDurrah
Jackson Pollock: Energy Made Visible by B.H. Friedman
Modern Artists in America, vol. 1, edited by Robert Motherwell and Ad Reinhardt
Object & Idea: An Art Critic's Journal 1961-1967 by Brian O'Doherty

Below is a spread in the "Women Artists" (hmmm) chapter of The Artist's World in Pictures.

 Below are more art books from the Smithson Collection:

Turner: His Life & Work by Jack Lindsay
Matisse by Jacques Lassaigne
Matisse and the Nude by Alan Bowness
Art & Visual Perception by Rudolf Arnheim

One of the loveliest spreads in a book - from Lassaigne's Matisse - seen above.

 Gardening & Gardens! (from Smithson's Collection):

Lawns & Ground Covers by James Crockett
Italian Gardens by Georgiana Masson
Gardens of England & Wales Open to the Public by National Gardens Scheme
Garden Making by Example by G.C. Taylor

Below, an example of what you can learn from Lawns & Ground Covers:
 At this point, just assume these books are from the Smithson Collection, unless I say otherwise:

Let's Explore Indian Villages by Bertha Dutton
Dictionary of Geological Terms by American Geological Institute
Clocks & Watches by Chester Johnson
Easy Guide to Merida, Yucatan and Nearby Archaeological Zones by Richard Bloomgarden

Insect Ways by Clarence Weed
The Observer's Book of Common Insects and Spiders by E.F. Linssen
The Ants by Wilhelm Goetsch

From Maria Mitchell's Collection - one of the most incredible astronomy books in the PLL holdings! This is truly a book to see in person:

Outlines of Astronomy by Sir John Herschel

Not pictured, but also accessioned:

The Social History of Art, vol. 2 by Arnold Hauser (Robert Smithson Collection)
Geography of the Heavens by Elijah Burritt (Maria Mitchell Collection)

For any questions about the Library, the Collections, membership, or to check out a book, please contact the Librarian at personallibraries{at}gmail{dot}com.

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