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Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection (Library of Congress)

Works: 1,692 works in 1,726 publications in 1 language and 171,628 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Pictorial works  Sources  Early maps  Illustrated works  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Manuscripts 
Classifications: DS581, 915.93
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Most widely held works by Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the experiences of Anna Leonowens, who worked for the King of Siam in the 1860s as a translator and tutor to his children
The Vinland map and the Tartar relation by R. A Skelton( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facsimile of world map including Iceland, Greenland and Vinland, thought to have been compiled at Basle around 1440. Extensive comments and attempts at interpretation. History and description of manuscript
Chaucer and the fifteenth century by H. S Bennett( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hours of Catherine of Cleves by John Plummer( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When this volume first appeared in 1966, it was celebrated for its extraordinary beauty. Now, more than thirty-five years since its first publication, it is made available once again. Illustrating one of the great art treasures of the world. The Hours of Catherine of Cleves is a fifteenth-century illuminated manuscript containing a series of some of the most beautiful illustrations of the Bible ever made. Many of the great scenes from the Old Testament and many more from the New Testament are included, along with the Stations of the Cross and portraits of the saints." "The work of an unidentified Dutch master painter, the manuscript was made for Catherine of Cleves on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of Guelders. All 157 surviving miniatures are reproduced to actual size and in exquisite color with gold, together with three samples of the pages containing Latin prayers. Page after page reveals the elaborate program and rich illumination of the original. The images show an artist increasing in skill, relying in his earlier work on tradition and later emerging as an independent artist of bold, clear colors, dynamic brushwork, and lively imagination." "Each page is accompanied by descriptive commentary by John Plummer. His introduction discusses the development of the Book of Hours as a liturgical form in general, and the history of the Cleves Hours specifically, and describes the place it holds in the history of Northern painting."--BOOK JACKET
The new world : the first pictures of America by Stefan Lorant( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of maps by Lloyd A Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The higher learning in America by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the pivotal book in the reform of higher education in the United States, Robert M. Hutchins' classic is once again available, with a brilliant personal and professional appreciation by Harry S. Ashmore. When it was published in 1936The Higher Learning in Americabrought into focus the root causes of the controversies that still beset the nation's educational system. Taking office in 1929 as president of the University of Chicago, Hutchins began his tenure by declaring the learning available in even the most prestigious universities grossly deficient. He cited himself as case in point. At Yale he had graduated at the top of his college class and set a record in the law school that led to appointment as professor and, at 26, promotion to dean. But he had acquired only "some knowledge of the Bible, of Shakespeare, andFaust, of one dialogue of Plato, and of the opinions of many semi-literate and a few literate judges, and that was about all."The curricular reforms and administrative reorganization he undertook at Chicago are set forth in this volume, along with the philosophical arguments he worked out to explicate and defend his views. His goal was to reestablish the liberal arts and humanities as the basis for undergraduate education, consigning specialization and research to graduate and professional schools. Hutchins envisioned the university as a community of scholars who, in addition to teaching and research, provided independent thought and criticism of a society being rapidly transformed by science and technology. Challenging the educational establishment at every pertinent level, he became the most celebrated?and most controversial?intellectual of his era. After twenty-two years at Chicago, Hutchins became associate director of the newly enriched Ford Foundation, where he was primarily responsible for the bold reforms sponsored by its Fund for the Advancement of Education and Fund for Adult Education. In 1960 he est"--Provided by publisher
Early children's books and their illustration by Pierpont Morgan Library( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation and discussion of 225 early books and manuscripts which were written, designed, and illustrated for children
Blake as an artist by David Bindman( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I have attempted to approach the Illuminated Books from an art-historical point of view, a task which would have been impossible if the general consensus upon their meaning had not been established in the last few years, primarily by literary scholars. I am now convinced that Blake's mythology can be made sufficiently comprehensible to allow one to discuss his subject matter in a way comparable to that of any other artist of the past, but I am also aware that many scholars regard the Illuminated Books as more complex in thought than I do. It is clear to me that the Illuminated Books are not a self-contained aspect of Blake's work, but contribute directly to the understanding of the seemingly more conventional designs for the Bible, for Milton and for other writers. A central assumption of this book is that there is a fundamental unity between Blake's art and his writing, but my focus has still been predominantly upon the art, and I have made literary judgments only when they affect the argument. - Introduction
Drawings of William Blake; 92 pencil studies by William Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

92 plates from "Book of Job," "Divine Comedy," "Paradise Lost," visionary heads, mythological figures, Laocoon, and more
The marriage of heaven and hell by William Blake( Book )

2 editions published between 1928 and 1975 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Blake--poet, artist, philosopher and consummate craftsman--combined the many facets of his genius in an entirely original manner in his now famous 'Illuminated Books', which he wrote, illustrated and printed himself. In The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, considered to be his most important work, Blake made his first full-scale attempt to present his philosophic message"--Jacket
Calm of mind; tercentenary essays on Paradise regained and Samson Agonistes in honor of John S. Diekhoff by Joseph Anthony Wittreich( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian art of the Americas by LeRoy H Appleton( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full representation of the American Indians' contribution to world art, based on original sources and covering the entire field of North, Central and South America. The designs illustrated have been drawn and colored after the finest examples of Indian weaving, embroidery, basketry, pottery, metal-work, sculpture, paintging and manuscript-writing from more than 100 tribes and groups ranging in scope from the Arctic Circle to Cape Horn
Heads and tales by Malvina Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My adventures and experiences of 'headhunting' in the near and far corners of the earth - and how the hundred racial types in the 'Hall of man' of the Field museum in Chicago were selected and modelled on the road."
The book of hours by John P Harthan( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a piece of chalk by Thomas Henry Huxley( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Drawings of William Blake; 92 pencil studies
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Rosenwald Ref Coll (Library of Congress)

Rosenwald Reference Collection (Library of Congress)

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The marriage of heaven and hell