Picture This: Five Centuries of Book Illustration
The Libraries’ fall exhibit, Picture This: Five Centuries of Book Illustration, examined the history of book illustration through a colorful overview of the evolution of various printing processes from the 15th century to the present. Works displayed reflect the traditional methods of earlier centuries as well as the more experimental approaches of contemporary illustrators and book artists, each illustrated by specimens from the UCI Special Collections and Archives. The conventional processes of relief, intaglio (engraving and etching), and lithograph, were featured, as well as more recent ones such as stencil, silkscreen, and digital. Viewers enjoyed a survey of past and present practice, and perhaps a glimpse of what is to come.