New @ Arts Library Special Collections, Scrapbooks: An American History

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For at least 100 years, Americans have glued, taped, pasted and sewn many of those clues into scrapbooks. What they reveal — and conceal — about their owners is a story Falls Village designer Jessica Helfand tells in ” Scrapbooks: An American History” (Yale University Press, $45).

“Throughout this book, it’s people grabbing what is there on their kitchen table and making sense of it,” Helfand, who is a partner at Winterhouse design firm, and a senior critic at Yale University School of Art. “They grabbed gum wrappers and wrote about what was going on in their lives.”

The Great American ScrapbookTracy O’Shaughnessy Republican-American 11/9/08

Read another review from the Boston Globe here.

Call Number: TR465 H445 2008 (LC) Oversize

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