The Hidden Life of Books: Portraits from The American Academy in Rome Collection by Laura Migliorino

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 8
5 – 8pm

No. Three Reading Room & Photo Book Works
469 Main Street, Beacon

In 2017, Laura Migliorino was an Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome where she photographed books from the Rare Book Room, and the general library collection.

Her project, The Hidden Life of Books offers portraits of volumes rarely seen and accessed, but are nonetheless vital, significant carriers of knowledge and culture. Not merely artifacts, they remain useful resources for scholars who search the antiquarian volumes for insight, a solution, or an answer for questions asked in these times. Indeed, the printed word in the form of these books were central to The Age of Enlightenment, a century of the dissemination of ideas and explorations that resulted in the development of knowledge that we take for granted today.

Also on display and available for reading will be books on papermaking, book design, printing, binding, librarianship and collecting. Please visit the Reading Room for a full immersion into the art of the book.
For more information please visit   www.photobookworks.com   or contact photobookworks@gmail.com