A new rare book exhibit, “Architecture and Design in Britain: Selections from the Rhinehart Collection,” is now on display in the Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collections Room on the 4th floor of Belk Library and Information Commons. The exhibit runs through August 2012 and is accessible during Wednesday afternoon open houses in July or by appointment.
The publications on display contribute to and are evidence of the long history of architecture and design in Britain. Given the nature of the topics discussed in each, all contain visual elements, such as woodcuts, engravings, or chromolithographs. Of note is a recent acquisition, nineteenth-century Gothic Revival designer and architect A.W. N. Pugin’s Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornament and Costume (1868, third edition), which contains over 60 chromolithographs.