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Rare Japanese Prints & 20th Century Architectural Photographs On View

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On display in the upper Mezzanine area throughout the Spring 2019 semester is four plates depicting photographs and technical drawings of the New York Telephone Building from a five volume series of plates titled, American Architecture of the Twentieth Century: A Series of Photographs and Measured Drawings of Modern, Civic and Industrial Buildings.

In the south wing exhibit case, visitors may also view a collection of rare books exploring Japanese woodblock printmaking from the Edo period. The display includes a Hokusai manga original plate, a few samples of Ukiyo-e style paintings and prints, as well as a brief explanation of the relief printmaking process.

 

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