In Pursuit of the Picturesque: Exhibition Tour and Talk
Princeton University Library, Emma Sarconi, Special Collections; Stephen Ferguson, University Librarian; Jennifer Meyer, Special Collections Firestone Library, lobby
March 1, 2020 · 1:00 pm—1:45 pm · Lobby, Firestone Library
In Pursuit of the Picturesque, an exhibition featuring British color plate books published between 1776 and 1868, portrays an expanding global empire at the advent of lithographic printing, which captured color and imagery with more beauty and ease than ever before. The exhibition showcases nearly 40 large books, a selection from the collection of Leonard L. Milberg, Princeton University Class of 1953. Discover the historical significance, beauty, and context of these rare treasures with one of the exhibition’s curators.