Archive for December, 2010

The Heavens Revealed

In 2003 the Chapin Library mounted an exhibition in honor of Jay M. Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams, based largely upon his superb personal collection of rare astronomy books which are kept in the Chapin for use in teaching along with the Library’s own important holdings in the History of Science. A […]

Designs for Christmas

The talented Pauline Baynes (1922–2008), the original illustrator of the seven “Narnia” books by C.S. Lewis and of writings by J.R.R. Tolkien, also produced thousands of images for books by other authors, and for magazines, advertisements, and ephemera such as bookplates and greeting cards. Many examples of her work, including some of the finest graphic […]