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    Part of Cleveland Public Library's chess material is a collection of images of chess players. This includes original photographs, photographs of book and periodical illustrations, prints, illustrations and clippings. Many of the older photographs are identified as coming from the collection of Lyman Stearns of Manchester, New Hampshire. Notations in John G. White's handwriting indicate that he acquired the Stearns collection in 1909.  There are also images from books and articles that were cut out and pasted down to cardboard mounts and labeled by John G. White. Another group of images...

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    Attached to this post is an Excel file containing recent additions to the Fine Arts Department. Once you open the file you will see links to the online catalog that will facilitate item requests. Be sure to visit our blog regularly to be the first to check out these new items!

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    altarpiece  If you have visited the Cleveland Museum of Arts current exhibit, Artistic Luxury, you have seen the amazing work of French craftsman Rene Lalique (1860-1945). He is best known for his small-scale jewelry and glassware, but some of the greatest works of his later years were big architectural pieces, the most ambitious of all being the vast first class dining room of the SS Normandie, the finest transatlantic liner ever built. He received commissions from the great...

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    Another Terminal Tower view Cleveland has an interesting architectural history including many unique buildings and others which matched their times.  The Fine Arts Department of Cleveland Public Library includes variety of books on Cleveland architecture including guides, histories, studies of planning and individual buildings, and books on individual architects or firms.  The AIA guide and the Johannesen history (although outdated) are the best place to start.  The Arcadia books have lots of pictures but lack documentation...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Part of Cleveland Public Library's chess material is a collection of images of chess players. This includes original photographs, photographs of book and periodical illustrations, prints, illustrations and clippings. Many of the older photographs are identified as coming from the collection of Lyman Stearns of Manchester, New Hampshire. Notations in John G. White's handwriting indicate that he acquired the Stearns collection in 1909.  There are also images from books and articles that were cut out and pasted down to cardboard mounts and labeled by John G. White. Another group of images...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Attached to this post is an Excel file containing recent additions to the Fine Arts Department. Once you open the file you will see links to the online catalog that will facilitate item requests. Be sure to visit our blog regularly to be the first to check out these new items!

    Read More »

    By Michael Dalby on

    altarpiece  If you have visited the Cleveland Museum of Arts current exhibit, Artistic Luxury, you have seen the amazing work of French craftsman Rene Lalique (1860-1945). He is best known for his small-scale jewelry and glassware, but some of the greatest works of his later years were big architectural pieces, the most ambitious of all being the vast first class dining room of the SS Normandie, the finest transatlantic liner ever built. He received commissions from the great...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Another Terminal Tower view Cleveland has an interesting architectural history including many unique buildings and others which matched their times.  The Fine Arts Department of Cleveland Public Library includes variety of books on Cleveland architecture including guides, histories, studies of planning and individual buildings, and books on individual architects or firms.  The AIA guide and the Johannesen history (although outdated) are the best place to start.  The Arcadia books have lots of pictures but lack documentation...

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