Trinity College

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Spring 2004


Guide to exhibit held by Watkinson Library, 2004.

This exhibition grew out of an art history class taught by Professor Alden Gordon entitled “The Sublime, the Picturesque and the Romantic,” which focused on 18th century art with special emphasis on the book arts and printing. Supported by a Mellon Foundation course development grant for information literacy, the class aimed at developing the students’ visual literacy as the ability to understand art images and objects in their broader cultural and intellectual context.

Students were asked to select an illustrated book from the Watkinson Library printed during the 18th or early 19th century as the subject of their research project. Digital photographs were taken of selected illustrations and made accessible to students through the College network. The students could then refer to their images anytime online as well as consult the object directly in the Watkinson Library

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Illustration Commons