Art, Architecture and Urban Studies and Planning Librarian Kai Alexis Smith and Matt Saba, Visual Resources Librarian in AKDC, joined forces to host the first Books and Bites at Rotch Library. This event welcomed visitors to peruse featured new books, zines, and ephemera while also enjoying snacks.
Among the highlights were recent additions to the library’s ephemera collection including the music album from the Lithuanian Pavilion, the winning international pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale; select items from the new zine collection which included items collected from the 2018 Feminist Zinefest and the 2019 Black in Design Conference at Harvard Graduate School of Design; an array of just-published books on art, architecture, urban studies, and cultural history of the Muslim world, and a booklet of mounted albumen photographs of Kashmir attributed to Samuel Bourne (1860s-1880s), a gift of MIT Architecture alum Prataap Patrose. In addition to print material, recently digitized and cataloged images available at the Aga Khan Documentation Center and on Archnet were displayed.
Books and Bites will be an ongoing event at Rotch Library every fall and spring semester. Join us for the next Books and Bites in Fall 2020.