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Library exhibition: Wallpaper, wallcoverings and pattern

A selection of period wallpaper sample books and related publications from our Reserved Stock Collection. Surface pattern from the 1850s to the 1980s, from block-prints to vinyl, perhaps anaglypta is due for a come-back? We are also showing some contemporary … Continue reading

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Library Collections: Artists’ Books

Behind the counter at Commercial Road Library we have a large collection of artists’ books. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, an artist’s book can be defined as: a book, or object with book characteristics, … Continue reading

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Old but beautiful

The Reserved Stock Collection at Commercial Road Library is a treasure-trove of beautifully bound and illustrated books, journals, samples and manufacturers’ archives. It covers the 1840s to 1970s. Although kept behind the scenes because of their rarity and fragility, if … Continue reading

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