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Oddly Specific!

The new Decker Library exhibition offers up a fun look at some lesser-known titles

Posted 02.04.13 by Rachel Beckman '11

Not everything in the library is strictly art school... 

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February 4th-March 1st, 2013

Some of these books and movies may be weird and wacky, but most of them have one thing in common: they're very informative.

Not everything in the library is strictly art school, but even the books that seem slightly off the mark can be invaluable resources for academic papers and studio research. This month, we're skipping the Ns (that extra-large Fine Arts section) and winding our way through aisles of Geography, Anthropology, Recreation, Science, Medicine, and Agriculture. Whether you need some surfing references for an illustration project or some tips on building the log cabin of your dreams, we've got you covered.

Sometimes it pays to just let loose and browse the stacks; you never know when inspiration will strike!

The exhibition features oddly specific titles from the Decker Library's circulating collection as well as The Cage (special collections) and the Media Resources Collection.

Circulation Policy for books on Exhibit
Circulating books on display in the museum cases may be put on hold at any time during the week, and are available for checkout on Friday. Please see a staff member at the circulation desk to request a book from the cases. Titles, when available, may be checked out at any time from the MRC.

For books on display from the Special Collections (CAGE), please see a reference librarian.

This page and the thumbnail on the Library homepage: A Collector's History of Fans by Nancy Armstrong, Stacks GT 2150 .a75

This page only: A History of the Umbrella by T. S. Crawford, Stacks GT 2210 .C7

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