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Sample pages from VVV, 246 Little Clouds, The Four Suits, and Every Building on the Sunset Strip

Looking at Art: Modern Multiples

May 22, 2024

In this installment of book treasures in our Special Collections, we will be looking at broadly distributed multiples: materials that are expressive with experimentation similar in energy to a modern-day zine.


Works by Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse and Salvador Dalí

Looking at Art: Finely Printed Artists’ Works / Livres d’Artistes

May 08, 2024

In continuing the exploration of the history of the book through the holdings of Los Angeles Public Library’s Special Collections, this installment will cover the fine printing in paper form of artworks by famous artists.


William Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albion, woodcut image from the Kelmscott Press and "The Tyger" from Songs of Experience

Looking at Art: William Blake, Kelmscott Press, Doves Press

May 02, 2024

In continuing the exploration of the history of the book through the holdings of Los Angeles Public Library’s Special Collections, this installment will cover three notable publishers of books: William Blake and his self-published books, Kelmscott Press (1891 – 1898) and Doves Press (1900 – 1916).


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