Sharing art, books, media, and all things awesome.
mica.edu/library

Home Sweet Home! One of our new books has arrived!

Selling the Dwelling : The Books That Built America’s Houses, 1775-2000 by Richard Cheek (Z5943 .D7 C44 2013 Book in Quarto area).



Vogue Français (1920-1940) cover to cover scans of 160 issues available for viewing at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France website.



The 2014 Baltimore Book Festival starts today and runs through Sunday, September 28!
Due to renovation work on the Washington Monument, the Book Festival will be held at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
A complete schedule of events and more information can be viewed here.

The 2014 Baltimore Book Festival starts today and runs through Sunday, September 28!

Due to renovation work on the Washington Monument, the Book Festival will be held at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

A complete schedule of events and more information can be viewed here.



Gorgeous color plates from the 1858 edition of Henry Shaw’s Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages (GT575 .S53 1858 CAGE).

To see anything in our special collections located in the cage, please ask a reference librarian.



wnycradiolab:

More from Flowers of the Sky—depictions of comets, meteors, meteorites and shooting stars at the Public Domain Review.



thegetty:

Banned Books Week—History Edition

This page was removed from the 13th-century Morgan Picture Bible. Why?

It was owned in the 1600s by Persian ruler Shah Abbas, who, it is suspected, did not approve of this story about a son’s defiance of his father.

This page shows the battle between the armies of traitoroous Absalom and his father King David, and Absalom’s death.

Zoom into the illumination: here.

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read. This week we’re sharing examples of books from cultural history that have been attacked, vilified, or otherwise banned.

Scenes from the Life of Absalom, about 1250, French. J. Paul Getty Museum.



Our own Allison Fischbach created this great poster for our upcoming Used Book Sale! 
We have too many awesome books! On Friday, October 10th, from 8:30 through 4, we’ll be selling gently used and well loved books with a special focus on art. Art magazines, zines and catalogs will also be on sale. Tables will be set up outside the library, near the entrance to the Bunting Center. We will accept cash and FLEX for all purchases.

Our own Allison Fischbach created this great poster for our upcoming Used Book Sale! 

We have too many awesome books! 

On Friday, October 10th, from 8:30 through 4, we’ll be selling gently used and well loved books with a special focus on art. 
Art magazines, zines and catalogs will also be on sale. 

Tables will be set up outside the library, near the entrance to the Bunting Center. 

We will accept cash and FLEX for all purchases.



Check out these bonnets!
Another peak into our special collections.
These beautiful black and white plates from 1852 are from Ladies Monthly Magazine: The World of Fashion.
To see anything in our special collections, ask a reference librarian for assistance.


We are continuing our celebration of Banned Books Week!

Come by all this week to check our exhibit, collect a button and tell us some of your favorite banned books on our whiteboard!



Are You Seeing the Whole Picture?

It’s Banned Books Week and to celebrate we’re cutting up our books!

In recognition of our freedom to read we’ve cut up the covers of over fifty banned/challenged books and made them into buttons. Seeing only a partial and abstract view of the whole image limits our ability to decipher it just as censorship diminishes our understanding and appreciation of different ideas, viewpoints and situations. See what we did there?

Come by all this week to check our exhibit, collect a button and tell us some of your favorite banned books on our whiteboard!