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New Exhibition: Many Littles Make a Much

May 22, 2009

The first in a continuing series of exhibitions to highlight Drexel University's Special Collection is now up: 'Many Littles Make a Much: A Selection of Miniature Books from Drexel University's Special Collection.'

All the books in this show measure three or fewer inches in any dimension, and represent a cross-section of the world of miniature books. The show spans books from practical mini-dictionaries on one end, to a conceptually-driven sculptural mini-book.

In addition to drawing attention to the varied collection housed at Drexel, the show explores the tension the small structures necessitate between form and content. The authors, artists and publishers who created these books display the highest level of printing dexterity as they balance the art and craft of the miniature book.