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New in October 2020

Work and Social Justice: The David Bacon Photography Archive at Stanford

Catalogue of the exhibition in Stanford’s Green Library celebrating the acquisition of the David Bacon Photography Archive, October 19, 2020 – May 9, 2021.

Introduction by Michael A. Keller, Preface by Robert Trujillo and Benjamin L. Stone, Essay by Jose Padilla, Acknowledgments by David Bacon, Excerpts from an interview with David Bacon by Meredith Blasingame, Captions and Narrative texts by Ignacio Ornelas Rodriguez and David Bacon. Photographs by David Bacon. Descriptive entries for each of the 85 photographs in the exhibition.  

95 pages. 8.5 x 11 inches. 87 Black and White images. Soft cover with sewn binding.

Designed by Deardra Fuzzell and Pasha Tope; Printed by Puritan Capital, Hollis New Hampshire, and bound by New Hampshire Bindery.

Published by the Stanford Libraries, 2020.

Price: $25



New in May 2019

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Leonardo’s Library: The World of a Renaissance Reader

Catalogue of the exhibition in Stanford’s Green Library commemorating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, May 2 – October 13, 2019.

Essays by Paula Findlen, Carlo Vecce, J. G. Amato, Alexandria R. Tsagaris, and Veronica S.-R. Shi. Foreword by Paolo Galluzzi. Preface by John E. Mustain. Descriptive entries for each of the fifty-five books and manuscripts in the exhibition.  

208 pages. 9 x 12 inches. 87 color images. Soft cover with sewn binding.

Designed and produced by Wilsted & Taylor Publishing Services.

Published by the Stanford Libraries, 2019 with significant support  provided by the Suppes Endowment in the History of Science, Patrick Suppes Center for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Stanford University.

Price: $75