Posts tagged "History"
Parlor Games

Parlor Games

This is the seventh post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books...
National Poetry Month 2013 Wrap-up

National Poetry Month 2013 Wrap-up

Thanks for joining us this year for National Poetry Month!  All April, we shared wonderful stories from poets, libraries, and arts organizations about the power and meaning of the written word, and the ways in which it can connect communities and enrich our lives. You don’t have to be a poet or even a literature...
The Typewriter in the 21st Century: a premiere at UT-Austin's Fine Arts Library

The Typewriter in the 21st Century: a premiere at UT-Austin’s Fine Arts Library

Neat news, folks – the good people who produced “The Typewriter in the 21st Century” notified us this week that the documentary is now available (for free! Hey!) on Hulu and they were kind enough to let us embed the film here as well. I encourage you to check it out! ~ Laura Learn more about the...
Featuring: V. Jones

Featuring: V. Jones

Today we talk with library worker V. Jones, who discusses living the artistic life when you’re not a “professional” artist, and how routine library work can influence and inform creativity. V. poses some interesting and perhaps difficult questions: for whom does art exist? Why is the process of art-making enough for some, while for others process...
The Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center

The Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center

We’re delighted to share this profile on the Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center and the wonderful arts-focused programming they do in Queens, NY as part of our National Poetry Month suite for April 2013!  Enjoy. ~Erinn The Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center by Rebecca Rubenstein The Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center...
The Power of the Press

The Power of the Press

This is the sixth post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books...
The Romance of the Jefferson Market Library

The Romance of the Jefferson Market Library

We’re delighted to welcome back photographer Jamie Powell Shepard, whose artist feature captured our imagination back in July of 2012.  In a new series of blogs, Jamie will guide us through her inspiration and artistic process for the works in The Libraries Project: how she falls in love with and photographs library spaces, from the iconic to the mundane,...
Owen Jones: Relievo and Papier-mâché Bindings (Part 2)

Owen Jones: Relievo and Papier-mâché Bindings (Part 2)

This is the fifth post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books...
Out of the Archives: NYPL's Design by the Book

Out of the Archives: NYPL’s Design by the Book

This post originally appeared on February 29, 2012. This feature is written by Jessica Pigza about the New York Public Library’s “Design by the Book” film series. To learn about Jessica’s Handmade Crafternoon program at the NYPL, check out her first feature on the Library as Incubator Project. - Laura Four years ago, I was...
McClatchy Memories

McClatchy Memories

We’re delighted to welcome Virginia Kidd to the site today to share the story of how the Friends of McClatchy Library worked to create a beautiful and meaningful community memoir about their library.  The project not only resulted in a book that raises funds and awareness, but also a wonderful series of writing workshops that...
Featuring: St. Bride Library

Featuring: St. Bride Library

It’s no secret that the team at the Library as Incubator Project are huge fans of printing and print history – which is why we’re super thrilled to feature the St. Bride Library, the UK’s largest library for print, publishing, and graphic arts located in London’s Fleet Street district. Bob Richardson from St. Bride kindly...
Learning Resources at the British Library

Learning Resources at the British Library

As you know if you’ve followed the Library as Incubator Project for some time, artists and writers use the library for any number of things that contribute to their creative work. Sometimes it’s a moment of inspiration that strikes because of the right book on the right shelf at the right time, but very frequently,...