Inspired by the exhibit Intersections, the current Philips Library reading room display highlights materials in the library’s collection that reflect on Anila Quayyum Agha’s installation at the Peabody Essex Museum.
Perhaps the saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ doesn’t always hold true, especially for many of the works in our library’s juvenile collection. The books featured in this reading room display are chosen for their beautiful illustrations and decorated covers, which draw readers into the story. As can be seen from their content to their covers, these books transform ordinary objects into pieces of art.
Happy New Year! For this season’s Phillips Library reading room display we are highlighting materials that will turn another century older in 2015. The display shows books ranging in age from 100 to 400 years old. Read more