Articles By: Rebecca Fenning Marschall

Item of the Week: The Landacres and Edendale

Published: July 2, 2010

A lovely article by Hector Tobar on Paul and Margaret Landacre, and their neighborhood of Edendale appeared in the June 1 Los Angeles Times.  As many of you may know, the Clark holds the archive of Paul Landacre, considered one of the finest wood engravers of his time.  The collection includes correspondence, prints and original wood…

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Item of the Week: May Morris in Iceland

Published: June 18, 2010

When William Morris first set foot in Iceland in 1870, after several years of studying Icelandic folklore and language, he felt as though he had come home.  After his death, his daughter and fellow artist May made several trips to Iceland with her friend Mary Lobb. In 1986, the Journal of William Morris Studies published…

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Item of the week: Field Trip!

Published: June 10, 2010

As regular readers of the Clog and fans of the Clark/Center’s chamber music series may already know, Mr. Clark was the founder of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Founded in 1919 as a competitor to the Los Angeles Symphony (which Clark did not like), the Phil quickly stole that other orchestra’s thunder and sent it out…

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Item of the Week: Our Lady of Lourdes

Published: June 4, 2010

From Jennifer Bastian, Gill Artwork Project Archivist: I have recently begun photographing some of the wooden blocks from the Eric Gill Artwork Collection, which he carved and used to make woodcut prints.  Aside from Gill’s mastery of line and composition, there is a less obvious level of technical craftsmanship that is visible when taking a…

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Thank you!

Published: May 26, 2010

A big thank you to all of the guests who attended our opening reception on Monday night for “The Invisible World Revealed!”  The Clark staff (and Hannah) had a great time, and we hope you did as well. (photos by Jennifer Bastian)

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Item of the Week: Vue de la bataille

Published: May 24, 2010

Earlier this month, volunteer extraordinaire Ashley Johnston re-discovered this gem of a piece while inventorying the library’s art collection, most of which has languished in a storage room since our renovation several years ago. A gift of bookseller and friend-of-the-Clark Ken Karmiole, this hand-colored 18th-century engraving of a naval battle mounted on heavy board is…

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Clark Library: Baby Possum Rescue Center?

Published: May 22, 2010

The Clark’s reading room and a couple of its offices have deep window wells, open to the basement level from the ground floor.  They regularly trap small mammals who fall into them unawares, perhaps when being chased by a large bird or even by one of the Clark cats (ahem).  In the last month, the…

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The Invisible World Revealed: A New Exhibit at the Clark

Published: May 11, 2010

Please join us for the opening reception for our most recent exhibit, The Invisible World Revealed on May 24th from 5-7pm!  More information on the exhibition, which will run until June 30th. The Invisible World Revealed: Selected Works of the Occult from the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Exhibition by Brynn Burke and Derek Christian…

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Item of the week: La Belle "Bonne Chanson"

Published: May 7, 2010

Thanks to the Adam Wechsler Fund, the Clark Library was the successful bidder at a recent book auction. The prize? A copy of Paul Verlaine’s La Bonne Chanson with pochoir illustrations by Paul Guignebault. This book of poems was published in 1914 in two limited editions, one of 50 copies printed on japan paper containing…

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