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“This is a show about books and manuscripts that are visually appealing,” says Stanley Cushing, the Boston Athenæum’s Anne C. and David J. Bromer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, of his exhibition “Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Rare Books and Manuscripts” (April 24 through August 9, 2014 in the Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery). “The focus is not on the text but on a beautiful image, illustration, or binding—a strong visual piece rather than something to read.” Read more
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Rare Books and Manuscripts: Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century by James Foritano. © 2014 by Boston Publishing House LLC. First published in  artscope magazine. Reprinted by permission of  artscope magazine. ​ (PDF)
artscope magazine

​July/August 2014