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  • From July 14 – September 30, 2014, Silhouettes: From Craft to Art, Amy Lowell Room, Houghton Library. This exhibition explores the production of hand-cut and printed silhouettes in books and manuscript albums from the late 1700s to the present, both as craft and as art forms in Europe and the United States.
  • From September 11 – December 13, 2014, InsideOUT Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books, Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library. Fifty-nine binders and nine private presses from North America, Canada and Britain have collaborated to form an exhibition which demonstrates the relationship of the binding design to the printed book. Please join us for an Exhibition Reception on Tuesday, November 4 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.at Houghton Library in the Edison and Newman Room.
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